Re: Lincoln: the Man, not the Movie
Elizabeth Kleckley wrote a book after the War much to disapproval of Robert Lincoln among others. Elizabeth was a black woman who made dresses for Mary Todd Lincoln and was at the White House almost on a daily basis. You can read her short book online. Among other things she mentioned that President Lincoln did not care for Frederick Douglass and that she over heard many conversations in which she mentions in her book. After Willie's death Mrs. Lincoln relationship with Elizabeth became very close. I would urge anyone that has a few extra hours to read the book as it has some good surprises. I will see the movie when it comes out of DVD.