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The Other Grey Gardens

Posted May 6, 2009 | 17:03:00 (EST)

The recent HBO movie Grey Gardens has been justly praised for its depiction of the squalid lives of "Big Edie" Beale and her daughter, "Little Edie," the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The movie fleshes out the brilliant 1975 film made by the Maysles Brothers,...

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Was Mary Todd Lincoln Insane? The Trial of Abraham Lincoln's Widow

Posted February 8, 2009 | 15:18:48 (EST)

As the nation celebrates the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth this week, it is worth remembering another extraordinary milestone in the Lincoln family saga. Just ten years after President Lincoln's assassination, his widow, Mary Todd Lincoln, was charged with insanity and put on trial in Chicago. The accuser was her...

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The Last Lincolns

Posted February 4, 2009 | 16:21:52 (EST)

This month, we celebrate an important event: The bicentennial birth of Abraham Lincoln, a man many of us consider the greatest American this country has ever produced.

We all know about the life of Lincoln. But have you ever wondered what happened to Lincoln's family after his assassination?

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