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Title Mrs. Lincoln's rival / Jennifer Chiaverini.
Author Chiaverini, Jennifer.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
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3 holds on first copy returned of 15 copies
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3 copies being processed for Xpress at Smoky Hill.
1 copy being processed for Xpress at Kelver.
1 copy being processed for Xpress at Davies.
1 copy being processed for Xpress at Sheridan.
1 copy being processed for Southglenn Fiction.
1 copy being processed for Castlewood Fiction.
1 copy being processed for Koelbel Fiction.
1 copy being processed for Smoky Hill Fiction.
1 copy being processed for Southglenn Fiction.
1 copy being processed for May Fiction.

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Location Call # Status
 Castlewood Fiction  CHIAVERINI  DUE 08-30-14
 Castlewood Fiction  CHIAVERINI  DUE 09-02-14
 Castlewood Fiction  CHIAVERINI  DUE 07-29-14
 Kelver Fiction  CHIAVERINI  ON SHELF
 Koelbel Fiction  CHIAVERINI  ON SHELF
 Koelbel Fiction  CHIAVERINI  ON SHELF
 Koelbel Fiction  CHIAVERINI  ON SHELF
 May Fiction  CHIAVERINI  Recently Arrived
 Smoky Hill Fiction  CHIAVERINI  ON SHELF
 Smoky Hill Fiction  CHIAVERINI  DUE 08-21-14

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