The Madness of Mary Lincoln


                     The Madness of Mary Lincoln

                             by Jason Emerson

This compelling story of the purported insanity on one of Americna's most tragic first ladies covers Mary Lincoln's life from childhood to death and asserts that she suffered from bipolar disorder. Utilizing a set of letters that had been lost for eighty years, Jason Emerson shows how Mary's predisposition toward psychiatric illness and a life filled was mental and emotional trauma led her son, Robert T. Lincoln, to commit her to an insane asylem.

pages 190

Southern Illinois University Press

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