A missing argument
This is no “Lincoln for Dummies.” In 96 quickly paced pages a leading Lincoln scholar gives the reader a quick overview of our 16th president’s life and contributions to the country. McPherson whets the reader’s appetite for more, making his bibliographical essay suggesting further reading quite beneficial. (At the other end of the spectrum lengthwise, a future Century issue will have a review of Ronald C. White Jr.’s 816-page A. Lincoln: A Biography.)
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