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

By John Oller

Had People journal been round in the course of the Civil struggle and after, Kate Chase could have made its “Most Beautiful” and “Most Intriguing” lists each year.

Kate Chase, the charismatic daughter of Abraham Lincoln’s treasury secretary, loved exceptional political energy for a lady. As her widowed father’s hostess, she organize a rival “court” opposed to Mary Lincoln in hopes of constructing her father president and herself his First girl. To facilitate that aim, 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 warfare. but if William Sprague grew to become out to be much less of a prince as a husband, she discovered convenience within the fingers of a robust 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 higher authenticity and the internal peace that had continuously eluded her.

Set opposed to the seductive attract of the Civil struggle and Gilded Age, Kate Chase Sprague’s dramatic tale is one among ambition and tragedy concerning the most recognized personalities in American heritage. during this fantastically written and meticulously researched biography, drawing on a lot unpublished fabric, John Oller captures the tumultuous and passionate lifetime of a girl who used to be a century sooner than her time.

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