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.
NEW! Jason's book, The Madness of Mary Lincoln, is now available in audio format through University Press Audiobooks! It can be found on amazon.com.
NEWS 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!
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.