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Mrs. Lincoln's Rival

Jennifer Chiaverini

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christina Moore

Length:

17h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

22:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

40:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

51:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

40:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

52:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

56:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

24:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

55:13


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

43:12


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:06:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

57:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

59:12


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

56:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

55:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:37