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Catherine Clinton, speaks to us about her book, Mrs. Lincoln: A Life.

Abraham Lincoln’s wife Mary has remained a historical enigma. In this definitive, magisterial biography, Catherine Clinton draws on important new research to give us a fresh look into the remarkable life of Mary Lincoln at a time when the nation was being tested as never before.

Catherine Clinton is also the author of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, which the Christian Science Monitor and The Chicago Tribune both named as one of the best nonfiction books of 2004.

Catherine Clinton was educated at Harvard, Sussex, and Princeton, and is a member of the advisory committee to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Bicentennial Commission. She also holds a chair in U.S. history at Queen’s University Belfast.


Monica Hadley is co-founder, host and producer of Writers' Voices on KRUU 100.1 fm in Fairfield, Iowa, a community low power radio station, and webmaster at

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