An oral history by Mariah Vance, the Lincolns' black housekeeper in their home in Springfield, Ill. from 1850 to 1860. She is the first person to tell of their homelife. The Lincolns were a typical dysfunctional American family, circa 1850s.
"The most important book on Lincoln in a century" -- William Pederson, prof., Louisiana State University. "(Lincoln scholars) might hail it as the greatest discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls."