Lincoln, Burke, and the Politics of Prudence

Lincoln, Burke, and the Politics of Prudence

Old Whigs: Burke, Lincoln, and the Politics of Prudence by Greg Weiner. Encounter Books, 2019. Hardcover, 184 pages, $24. Reviewed by Kyle Sammin More books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other man, excepting only Jesus Christ, who all must admit is...
Haiti’s Role in the American Civil War

Haiti’s Role in the American Civil War

The Slaveholding Crisis: Fear of Insurrection and the Coming of the Civil War by Carl Lawrence Paulus. LSU Press, 2017. Hardcover, 328 pages, $49. Reviewed by Kyle Sammin In the teaching of American history, the United States is often portrayed as going it alone....

Organizing Victory

Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary by Walter Stahr. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 768 pages, $35. Reviewed by Kyle Sammin The Civil War is often remembered from the point of view of the soldiers. Their stories of strategic genius and individual heroism on both...

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