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The last Lincolns : the rise and fall of a great American family, by Charles Lachman

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The last Lincolns : the rise and fall of a great American family
Title
The last Lincolns
Title remainder
the rise and fall of a great American family
Statement of responsibility
by Charles Lachman
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Most books about Abraham Lincoln end with his assassination--but that event takes place near the beginning of this singular title. This American tragedy tells the story of the acrimony that consumed the Lincolns after the president's murder. In 1875, Robert, the handsome but resentful eldest Lincoln child, engineered Mary Todd Lincoln's forcible commitment to an insane asylum. In each succeeding generation, the Lincolns' misfortunes multiplied in a litany of alcohol abuse, squandered fortunes, and burned family papers. Author Lachman traces the story to the last generation: great-grandson Bob Lincoln Beckwith, sterile according to medical evidence, believes the son who bears the Lincoln name was the product of an adulterous affair. There's even evidence--uncovered by Lachman for the first time--that a scheme to obtain possession of the Lincoln fortune was orchestrated by Beckwith's chauffeur, who may have been the notorious skyjacker, D.B. Cooper. An unforgettable glimpse into the legacy of the man who could unite a nation--but not his own family.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7092/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.25
LC item number
.L33 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The last Lincolns : the rise and fall of a great American family, by Charles Lachman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-472) and index
Control code
ocn213301457
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 483 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781402758904
Lccn
2008039074
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1086081
  • (OCoLC)213301457
Label
The last Lincolns : the rise and fall of a great American family, by Charles Lachman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 433-472) and index
Control code
ocn213301457
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 483 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781402758904
Lccn
2008039074
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1086081
  • (OCoLC)213301457

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