Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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In March 1861, Mrs. Lincoln chose Elizabeth Keckley from among a number of applicants to be her personal "modiste," responsible not only for creating the First Lady's gowns, but also for dressing Mrs. Lincoln in the beautiful attire Keckley had fashioned. The relationship between the two women quickly evolved, as Keckley was drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family, supporting Mary Todd Lincoln in the loss of first her son, and then her husband to the assassination that stunned the nation and the world. Keckley saved scraps from the dozens of gowns she made for Mrs. Lincoln, eventually piecing together a tribute known as the Mary Todd Lincoln Quilt. She also saved memories, which she fashioned into a book, Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House. Upon its publication, Keckley's memoir created a scandal that compelled Mary Todd Lincoln to sever all ties with her.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books ; OneClick Digital, 2013, p2013
Edition: EBOOK AUDIO
ISBN: 9781470327606
Branch Call Number: EBOOK AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 sound file (14 hr.) : digital
Alternative Title: OneClickDigital
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