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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.