D.C. Mondays: Mary Todd Lincoln: An Inconvenient Widow

Print of Lincoln on his deathbed surrounded by a crowd of mourners
“Death of President Lincoln at Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865, Nation’s Martyr” (detail) Currier & Ives, New York, 1865-1872. Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection AS 296.


Join journalist Lois Romano as she investigates Mary Todd Lincoln’s life after President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, including her forcible confinement to a mental institution and her carefully engineered comeback.

About Lois Romano

Lois Romano has had a distinguished career as a political journalist at The Washington Post, Newsweek and Politico. Most recently, she had helped build both Politico and The Washington Post’s conference businesses. She is currently authoring An Inconvenient Widow, a biography of Mary Todd Lincoln, for Simon & Schuster. She is also co-chair of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and a former fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University.  

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