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    Tad Lincoln's Father (Abraham Lincoln) (Paperback) By (author) Julia Taft Bayne, Introduction by Mary A. DeCredico

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    DescriptionTo others, he was the American President, one of the most powerful men in the world, presiding over one of the most horrific wars in history. But to Julia Taft, he was Tad Lincoln's father. Invited to the White House to watch over her two brothers, who were playmates of the Lincolns' sons, Julia had an intimate perspective on the First Family's home life, which she describes with charm and candor in this book. A rare look behind the public facade of the great man, Julia's affectionate account of the Lincolns at home is rich with examples of the humor and love that held the family together and that helped the President endure the pressures of governing a nation divided. Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln often expressed their regret at not having a daughter of their own. Julia Taft thus enjoyed a special place in their lives, and her memoir reveals the warmth she elicited from the couple. She speaks of her initial fear of Lincoln--the towering, rough-and-tumble backwoodsman--who won her over with teasing, and of her relationship with Mary, who was never really accepted into Washington social life and took particular comfort in Julia's presence.A unique glimpse into the social life of the Lincoln White House, Julia Taft Bayne's memoir shows us the human drama played out daily behind the great pageant of history. Mary A. DeCredico is chair of the history department at the Naval Academy. She is the author of Mary Boykin Chestnut: A Confederate Woman's Life.

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    Tad Lincoln's Father
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julia Taft Bayne, Introduction by Mary A. DeCredico
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 116
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    ISBN 13: 9780803261914
    ISBN 10: 0803261918

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
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    B&T General Subject: 170
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    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    DC22: 973.7/092
    B&T Approval Code: A16280000
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
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    LC classification: E457.15 .B36 2001
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    LC classification: 2001033591
    Thema V1.0: JPHL, JBCC
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    University of Nebraska Press
    Imprint name
    University of Nebraska Press
    Publication date
    25 September 2001
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    Author Information
    Mary A. DeCredico is chair of the history department at the Naval Academy. She is the author of "Mary Boykin Chestnut: A Confederate Woman's Life."