Michael Burlingame – An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd

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August 9, 2021 – In this episode, we toss the keys to our time machine into the hands of Lincoln historian Jason Emerson, who I welcomed for Q&A about his book Mary Lincoln for the Ages and several other titles related to the 16th president and the First Lady. Jason’s guest hosting our interview with Michael Burlingame about An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd.

James McPherson of the New York Review of Books says that Dr. Burlingame “knows more about Abraham Lincoln than any other living person.” He holds of the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois-Springfield, and is the author of several books on Honest Abe, including the two-volume Abraham Lincoln: A Life.

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