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Inside The Blanket Fort - Episode 116

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Inside The Blanket Fort: Episode 116 - (3/2/23)

Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort as we honor Women's History Month this week with a book about a famous and often misunderstood woman: Mary Todd Lincoln.

Donna D. McCreary’s new book Mary Lincoln Demystified: Frequently Asked Questions about Abraham’s Wife approaches Mary Lincoln in a new way. The book follows a unique question-and-answer format drawn from the questions McCreary received from audience members during her more than thirty years lecturing about and portraying Mary Lincoln in live performances. The book was inspired by the public’s enduring curiosity about one of our most fascinating first ladies. McCreary’s decades of conversations with audiences, scholars, and relatives of the Todd family prepared her to give readers a portrait of Mary Lincoln that won’t be found elsewhere.

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Amy Etcheson is the Interim Director of SIU Press at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She is the program host and co-creator of Inside The Blanket Fort radio program and podcast.