H5F: Sidney Blumenthal – Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln

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June 24, 2016 – It’s History in Five Friday, presented by Simon & Schuster — check them out at Facebook.com/HistoryInFive.

Today’s guest — journalist and political aide Sidney Blumenthal — casts a look back at the marriage of the Great Emancipator, and the woman who stood at his side. Through sickness, breakdowns, the Civil War, and loss, how did this couple endure?

Blumenthal is the author of the book, A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849.

Simon & Schuster’s History in Five Friday.
It’s the perfect way to kick off your modern weekend…with people, from the past.