Mary Todd Lincoln

First Trailer for Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

“Lincoln” is out in limited release on Nov. 9, before expanding wide on Nov. 16. The movie is supposedly provocative in its realistic portrayal of Lincoln and his times.  I am certainly hoping that we will see a historically true presentation of Lincoln instead of the iconic or the cartoonish-super-hero Lincoln. Advertisements

Review: “The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln’s Widow As Revealed by Her Own Letters by Myra Helmer Pritchard, Edited and Annotated” by Jason Emerson

Photographs, maps, annotations, notes, bibliography, index, 186 pages, Southern Illinois University Press, 2011. Mary Todd Lincoln (1818-1882) lived a sad life.  Whenever I read about Mrs. Lincoln, I become sad and to read her letters is to bring the reader one step closer to her tragedy.  The pain and anger in her voice is clearly […]