I read this book many years ago and Steve’s review is right on the mark.
Donald’s “Lincoln” is widely regarded as the best single-volume biography ever written on Abraham Lincoln. With several other renowned biographies of Lincoln still to read I am unable to validate that premise. But fresh off two recently published Lincoln biographies and five-dozen biographies of earlier presidents, I can confirm that this biography – while not quite as “unrivaled” as promised by some – is nevertheless extremely meritorious.
Obvious from its earliest pages is that Donald’s biography is scholarly, serious and straightforward. Although it fully…
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