Giant in the Shadows is the definitive biography of the Lincolns' oldest son, a great man in his own right who has been ignored, misunderstood and often maligned by historians and history. It is the first book on Robert published in more than 40 years.
Mary Lincoln's Insanity Case: A Documentary History is a compilation of every primary source on the subject, including 138 letters by participants, 46 contemporary newspaper articles and editorials, 6 legal documents, the Bellevue Place Sanitarium daily patient progress report during Mary Lincoln's incarceration, as well as multiple reminiscences, interviews, and diaries of people who knew Mary Lincoln or were involved in the case, including one recollection by a member of the 1875 insanity trial jury.
Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln,
is now in available by Southern Illinois University Press. The book is the culmination of nearly a decade of research and writing, and will include innumerable facts, citations, interpretations, photos, and illustrations concerning Robert Lincoln, his life and times, his family, and his father's legacy previously unknown and unpublished. This is the first biography of Robert Lincoln published in more than forty years, and only the second ever written.The book is now available from both SIU Press and amazon.com.
NEW! Jason has contributed a review of the historical accuracy of the portrayal of Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Speilberg's movie "Lincoln," for publication in the next issue of Civil War Monitor magazine. It will be part of an overall feature on how various characters and issues were portrayed in the movie.
NEWS Jason has three books available as Kindle ebooks for purchase: Giant in the Shadows: The Life of Robert T. Lincoln, The Madness of Mary Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln's Son for President!
NEWS I'd like to thank Roger Norton for posting a link to my Robert Lincoln book on his wonderful website, Abraham Lincoln Research Site. I certainly recommend it for all interested not just in Abraham Lincoln but his family and various aspects of his life and times. http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln2.html
NEWS Jason's talk, "Robert Lincoln: First Son, Presidential Confidant, Civil War Soldier," from the Nov. 2011 Lincoln Forum is available for online viewing on American History TV, C-SPAN 3.
NEWS Jason's latest article, "A Medal for Mrs. Lincoln," is now available in the latest issue (vol. 109, no. 2, Spring 2011) of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.
Jason is currently at work on a book-length history of Robert Lincoln's Vermont home, Hildene, to be published by the Friends of Hildene, Inc., and has signed a contract with Adonis Designs Press to publish his book, Lincoln's Lover: Mary Lincoln in Poetry.
Jason also has contributed a chapter (examining the relationship between Mary and Robert Lincoln) to The Mary Lincoln Enigma, a book of essays on Mary Lincoln, edited by Frank Williams and Michael Burkhimer, and published in 2012 by Southern Illinois University Press. Available from both SIU Press and amazon.com.
Watch Jason talk about his book The Madness of Mary Lincoln on Book TV, or see him in The History Channeldocumentary Stealing Lincoln's Body.
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Jason Emerson is an independent historian and journalist living near Syracuse, NY. He is currently the editor of the Cazenovia Republican newspaper.
He is the author or editor of multiple books about Abraham Lincoln and his family, has published numerous articles and book reviews in both scholarly and popular publications, and appeared on Book TV, American History TV and The History Channel.
He has worked as a National Park Service park ranger at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Gettysburg National Military Park, and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (the Arch) in St. Louis; a costumed interpreter at the Genesee Country Museum in Mumford, NY, a professional journalist, and a freelance writer.