In the evenings when Washington was quiet, I would often go to the Lincoln Memorial and talk to Mr. Lincoln. In those days you could drive right up and park at the foot of the steps of the memorial . . . I loved that majestic seated figure surrounded by his eloquent words. I found him to be a wonderful listener.

–Cynthia Helms, An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster