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By Thomas Mallon

at the night of fine Friday, 1865, Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris joined the Lincolns within the Presidential field at Ford’s Theater, changing into eyewitnesses to at least one of the nice tragedies of yank history.
In this riveting novel, Thomas Mallon re-creates the bizarre love tale of this younger engaged couple whose fateful stumble upon with heritage profoundly impacts the rest of their lives. Lincoln’s assassination is just one a part of the awesome existence they percentage, a dramatic story of ardour, scandal, heroism, homicide, and insanity, all in keeping with Mallon’s deep study into the attention-grabbing background of the Rathbone and Harris households. Henry and Clara not just tells the mind-blowing tale of its name figures; it additionally illuminates the tradition of nineteenth-century Victorian the United States: a inflexible society slightly concealing the suppressed impulses and undercurrents that merely grew more advantageous because the century progressed.

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