A House Divided
An American Marriage
Airdate: Jun 1, 2021 @ 3:30 PM CST
Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded connubial bliss as an untenable fantasy.
During the Civil War, Lincoln pardoned a Union soldier who had deserted the army to return home to wed his sweetheart. As the president signed a document sparing the soldier’s life, Lincoln said: “I want to punish the young man-probably in less than a year he will wish I had withheld the pardon.”
Based on thirty years of research, An American Marriage describes and analyzes why Lincoln had good reason to regret his marriage to Mary Todd.
In the end, Lincoln may not have had as successful a presidency as he did where he showed a preternatural ability to deal with difficult people–if he had not had so much practice at home.
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Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of Author’s Voice®; an interactive platform designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world.
Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.