Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker (Large Print / Paperback)

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"New York Times" bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini's compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady's most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley.
In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker "illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln's days.

About the Author


Jennifer Chiaverini is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. She lives with her husband and two sons in Madison, Wisconsin.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781594136603
ISBN-10: 1594136602
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: September 24th, 2013
Pages: 633
Language: English

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