Download PDF by John Oller: American Queen: The Rise and Fall of Kate Chase

By John Oller

ISBN-10: 0306822806

ISBN-13: 9780306822803

ISBN-10: 0306822814

ISBN-13: 9780306822810

Had People journal been round throughout the Civil conflict and after, Kate Chase may have made its “Most attractive” and “Most fascinating” lists each year.

Kate Chase, the charismatic daughter of Abraham Lincoln's treasury secretary, loved remarkable political energy for a girl. 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 woman. To facilitate that aim, she married one of many richest males within the kingdom, the good-looking “boy governor” of Rhode Island, within the social occasion of the Civil battle. but if William Sprague became out to be much less of a prince as a husband, she discovered convenience within the fingers of a strong married senator. the resultant scandal ended her digital royalty, leaving her a social outcast who died in poverty. but in her ultimate years she may locate either larger authenticity and the interior peace that had consistently eluded her.

Set opposed to the seductive attract of the Civil battle and Gilded Age, Kate Chase Sprague's dramatic tale is one in all ambition and tragedy related to the most well-known personalities in American historical past. during this superbly written and meticulously researched biography, drawing on a lot unpublished fabric, John Oller captures the tumultuous and passionate lifetime of a girl who used to be a century sooner than her time.

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