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New Lincoln book by Skaneateles Press editor released early

First definitive biography of Robert T. Lincoln has already sold half its print run

Historian Thomas Craughwell, author of the book, “Stealing Lincoln’s Body,” wrote, “Here at last is the biography Lincoln aficionados have been waiting for. Historian Jason Emerson sweeps away a century of myths and misinformation about Robert T. Lincoln, including the musty old canard that he had no respect for his famous father and no sympathy for his emotionally fragile mother. This is an intimate, in-depth portrait that will be praised, quoted, and consulted for years to come.”

Emerson is the author of the previous books, “The Madness of Mary Lincoln,” which was named 2007 Book of the Year by the Illinois State Historical Society, and “Lincoln the Inventor.” He is also the editor of “The Dark Days of Abraham Lincoln’s Widow, as Revealed by Her Own Letters.”

Emerson has published articles and reviews in numerous popular history magazines and academic journals. He has appeared on Book TV, American History TV and The History Channel.

Emerson will speak about his new book and sign copies at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Skaneateles Historical Society Museum at the Creamery. Books will be sold by Creekside Books and Coffee.

“Giant in the Shadows” also is available on all retail book websites and in bookstores.

For more information on Emerson’s historical research and writing, visit his website at jasonemerson.com.

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