Text-size

Mrs. Lincoln's rival : a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.

Cover image for Mrs. Lincoln's rival
ISBN#9780525954286
BIB ID#1689879
Call# FIC Chiaverini

Mrs. Lincoln's rival

0
Author
Subjects
Description
pages ; cm
Summary
"The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini, reveals the famous First Lady's very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague, memorialized as "one of the most remarkable women ever known to Washington society." (Providence Journal) Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights. Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate. Her efforts were successful enough that The Washington Star declared her "the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her." None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common-political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness-they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other. When Kate Chase married William Sprague, the wealthy young governor of Rhode Island, it was widely regarded as the pinnacle of Washington society weddings. President Lincoln was in attendance. The First Lady was not. Jennifer Chiaverini excels at chronicling the lives of extraordinary yet littleknown women through historical fiction. What she did for Elizabeth Keckley in Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and for Elizabeth Van Lew in The Spymistress she does for Kate Chase Sprague in Mrs. Lincoln's Rival"--

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker , Jennifer Chiaverini, reveals the famous First Lady's very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague, memorialized as #147;one of the most remarkable women ever known to Washington society." ( Providence Journal ) Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights. Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate. Her efforts were successful enough that The Washington Star declared her #147;the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her." None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common#151;political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness#151;they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other. When Kate Chase married William Sprague, the wealthy young governor of Rhode Island, it was widely regarded as the pinnacle of Washington society weddings. President Lincoln was in attendance. The First Lady was not. Jennifer Chiaverini excels at chronicling the lives of extraordinary yet littleknown women through historical fiction. What she did for Elizabeth Keckley in Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and for Elizabeth Van Lew in The Spymistress she does for Kate Chase Sprague in Mrs. Lincoln's Rival .

Availability

Locationsort iconCall NumberItem TypeVolumeBarcodeStatus
AuburndaleFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985827Available
Bay TerraceFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228569776682Due 1-5-2015
BaysideFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985744Available
BelleroseFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985652Available
BriarwoodFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985835Due 1-5-2015
Broad ChannelFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228572214614Available
BroadwayFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985736Available
Cambria HeightsFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985850Due 12-27-2014
Central Adult FictionFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228573620066Available
Central Adult FictionFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228561102077Available
CoronaFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985843Available
DouglastonFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985769Available
East FlushingFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985645Available
FlushingFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985728Available
Forest HillsFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985900Due 1-12-2015
Fresh MeadowsFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985868Available
Glen OaksFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985801Available
GlendaleFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985793Available
HillcrestFIC ChiaveriniBestseller0228569773143Available
HollisFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985785Available
Jackson HeightsFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985876Due 1-10-2015
LaureltonFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985892Available
Long Island CityFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985710Available
McGoldrickFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985777Available
Middle VillageFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985686Available
Mitchell-LindenFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985629Available
North Forest ParkFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985637Due 12-30-2014
North HillsFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985611Available
PeninsulaFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228572208418Available
PoppenhusenFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985678Available
Queens VillageFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228572209093Available
Queens Village MABFIC Chiaverini21 Day Non-Requestable0228573626220Due 1-22-2015
Queens Village MABFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228572211594Available
Rego ParkFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985884Due 1-7-2015
RosedaleFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985660Available
SeasideFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228561023372Available
Windsor ParkFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985702Available
WoodhavenFIC ChiaveriniAdult Hard Cover0228562985694Available

Marc Record

03330cam a22004578i 4500
001
vtls001689879
003
NJQ
005
20131119122400.0
008
131119s2014 nyu e 000 f eng
010
 
 
$a 2013-035542
020
 
 
$a 9780525954286 (hardcover) : $c $26.95
020
 
 
$a 0525954287
039
 
9
$y 201311191224 $z sislam
040
 
 
$a DLC $b eng $e rda $c DLC $d YDXCP $d BTCTA $d BDX $d OCLCO $d WIM
042
 
 
$a pcc
043
 
 
$a n-us-dc
049
 
 
$a ZQPM
082
 
 
$a 813/.54 $2 23
099
 
 
$a FIC Chiaverini
100
1
 
$a Chiaverini, Jennifer, $e author.
245
1
 
$a Mrs. Lincoln's rival : $b a novel / $c Jennifer Chiaverini.
263
 
 
$a 1401
264
 
1
$a New York, New York : $b Dutton, $c 2014.
300
 
 
$a pages ; $c cm
336
 
 
$a text $2 rdacontent
337
 
 
$a unmediated $2 rdamedia
338
 
 
$a volume $2 rdacarrier
520
 
 
$a "The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini, reveals the famous First Lady's very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague, memorialized as "one of the most remarkable women ever known to Washington society." (Providence Journal) Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights. Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate. Her efforts were successful enough that The Washington Star declared her "the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her." None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common-political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness-they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other. When Kate Chase married William Sprague, the wealthy young governor of Rhode Island, it was widely regarded as the pinnacle of Washington society weddings. President Lincoln was in attendance. The First Lady was not. Jennifer Chiaverini excels at chronicling the lives of extraordinary yet littleknown women through historical fiction. What she did for Elizabeth Keckley in Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and for Elizabeth Van Lew in The Spymistress she does for Kate Chase Sprague in Mrs. Lincoln's Rival"-- $c Provided by publisher.
599
 
 
$a A Dec13-CP
600
1
 
$a Lincoln, Mary Todd, $d 1818-1882 $v Fiction.
600
1
 
$a Sprague, Kate Chase, $d 1840-1899 $v Fiction.
650
 
 
$a Presidents' spouses $z United States $v Fiction.
650
 
 
$a Children of politicians $v Fiction.
650
 
 
$a Governors' spouses $v Fiction.
651
 
 
$a Washington (D.C.) $x Social life and customs $y 19th century $v Fiction.
655
 
7
$a Historical fiction. $2 gsafd
655
 
7
$a Biographical fiction. $2 gsafd
994
 
 
$a C0 $b ZQP
995
 
 
$a SISLAM-CC:1113
999
 
 
$a VIRTUA
999
 
 
$a VTLSSORT0080 0100 0400 0200 0201 0420 0430 0820 0490 0990 1000 2450 2630 2640 3000 3360 3370 3380 5200 5990 6000 6001 6500 6501 6502 6510 6550 6551 9940 9950 9992