for Lincoln history buffs

Suggest and discuss books to read (all languages welcome!)
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david wales
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Post by david wales » October 7th, 2019, 6:33 am

Keckley was dressmaker and good friend to Mary Todd Lincoln. There is a belated obit in The New York Times for Oct 7 2019.
From the obit:
“What a life she had,” George Saunders said in an email, “to go from slavery to the White House, lose a son in the war, write a book, befriend the Lincolns, fall out of their favor, witness so many essential historical moments. To me, her book is beautiful and I think we are so lucky to have it.”

I'm a Lincoln buff and considered recording this but I think it probably would sound better with a female voice.

Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24968

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Keckley
Peace, David

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Post by mightyfelix » October 7th, 2019, 9:10 pm

This sounds great. I've copied your post into the thread on African American authors. :)

david wales
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Post by david wales » October 8th, 2019, 5:10 am

Great. Thank you. Hope someone picks this up.
Peace, David

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