- Writer's Voices - 20090828 - Catherine Clinton

Catherine Clinton will be calling us all the way from Italy on Friday to talk with us about her new book, Mrs. Lincoln - A Life. Often brushed off as crazy, Mrs. Lincoln was actually a very accomplished woman, but who suffered a lot of tragedy. She was the first president's wife to be known as the "First Lady", and as a First Lady and wife of President Lincoln, she had a shaping influence on American History.

Catherine Clinton is also the author of Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom, which was named as one of the best nonfiction books of 2004 by the Christian Science Monitor and the Chicago Tribune, as well as Fanny Kemble's Civil Wars.

Educated at Harvard, Sussex, and Princeton, she is a member of the advisory committee to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Bicentennial Commission, and holds a chair in U.S. history at Queen's University Belfast.