Thursday, February 08, 2007

Review of New Lincoln Books

David Waldstreicher has a good review essay in the February 4 Boston Globe on three recent Lincoln books: James Oakes' The Radical and the Republican (about Lincoln and Frederick Douglass), James F. Simon's Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney, and Douglas L. Wilson's Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words. I've got at least one of these on my shelves to read, but since I don't know quite when that'll get done, enjoy Waldstreicher's comments in the meantime.

1 comment:

Ed said...

CSPAN-2's Book TV this weekend is running a few shows about Lincoln:

2005 Lincoln Forum James Swanson "Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer"

2006 NPC: Joshua Wolf Shenk "Lincoln's Melancholy"

2005 Lincoln Forum Michael Kauffman "American Brutus: John Wilkes Booth and the Lincoln Conspiracies"

2005 Lincoln Forum Edward Steers, Jr., Editor, "The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators"

Lincoln Assassination Vignette

This Lincoln block runs on both Sat and Sun