By John Oller
Kate Chase, the charismatic daughter of Abraham Lincoln's treasury secretary, loved unparalleled political energy for a lady. As her widowed father's hostess, she organize a rival court” opposed to Mary Lincoln in hopes of creating her father president and herself his First girl. To facilitate that target, she married one of many richest males within the state, the good-looking boy governor” of Rhode Island, within the social occasion of the Civil struggle. but if William Sprague became out to be much less of a prince as a husband, she chanced on convenience within the fingers of a robust married senator. the consequent scandal ended her digital royalty, leaving her a social outcast who died in poverty. but in her ultimate years she may locate either higher authenticity and the internal peace that had regularly eluded her.
Set opposed to the seductive attract of the Civil struggle and Gilded Age, Kate Chase Sprague's dramatic tale is one in all ambition and tragedy regarding one of the most well-known personalities in American background. during this superbly written and meticulously researched biography, drawing on a lot unpublished fabric, John Oller captures the tumultuous and passionate lifetime of a girl who used to be a century prior to her time.
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American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase Sprague--Civil War ""Belle of the North"" and Gilded Age Woman of Scandal by John Oller