Wednesday, December 07, 2005
The Real Lincoln
My post yesterday included a reference to the War Between the States (which, of course, wasn't a civil war, despite its most common designation). An appropriate time to recommend, for a short read, The Real Lincoln by Thomas J. DiLorenzo, which draws heavily from the academic work by David Donald, Lincoln Reconsidered (1961). DiLorenzo's book is pretty good, although it's written for a pretty general audience rather than a particuarly educated set. But it's a nice intro to the Lincoln you didn't learn about in school.