Tuesday, May 19, 2009

David Herbert Donald Dies

Historian and biographer David Herbert Donald has died at 88 (Boston Globe). His Lincoln was a delight to read, and his prize-winning biography of Charles Sumner has been on my to-read list for a long time. I heard Donald speak at the MHS back in October 2006 (about his final project, a biography of John Quincy Adams); he had a wonderful way of connecting with his audience, and his voice was pure Mississippi, a delight to listen to. More thoughts on Donald's MHS connections over at The Beehive.