Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

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Large Print - 2014
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"Kate Chase was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of Salmon P. Chase. Her father was Abraham Lincoln's secretary of the treasury, and he aspired to even greater heights. Kate stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate. Her efforts were successful enough that The Washington Star declared her 'the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her.' None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other"--Back cover.
Publisher: Detroit :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,, 2014
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410466181
1410466183
Branch Call Number: LPF CHI NVD
Characteristics: 737 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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Jan 10, 2016

enjoyed book but a lot of history in the large print 750+ pages. plan to read another about kate chase

ChristchurchLib Apr 27, 2014

"A follow-up to Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker traces the rivalry between the daughter of an antebellum presidential cabinet member and the 16th President's wife, the former of whom becomes the bride of governor William Sprague and one of the most highly regarded women of her day." Historical Fiction April 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/42146534-cbfc-4ab9-813e-c35776aa9aed?postId=88f681db-41d1-4c1f-9572-092e11f59be6

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sunnye1988
Feb 23, 2014

The description of this book says it all. Kate Chase proved herself to be a strong woman, well respected by the men in the political circles and loathed by Mary Todd Lincoln, the jealous, manipulative and frivilious spender wife of President Abraham Lincoln. "Boy" Governor William Sprague, Kate's abusive husband did not appreciate his strong willed wife who demanded he give up tobacco and whiskey, until she became pregnant with her first child and his second by a women who gave birth to his son out of wedlock. I could imagine Kate's shock when she learned of this from her mother-in-law. The book's content did include real historical facts. Mrs. Lincoln's Rival is a good read for history buffs.

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