Eric Foner: Every Possible Lincoln, 17 December 2020
Show More Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times by David S. Reynolds.
Penguin, 1066 pp., £33.69, September, 978 1 59420 604 7Show More
The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln and the Struggle for American Freedom by H.W. Brands.
Doubleday, 445 pp., £24, October, 978 0 385 54400 9Show More
“... and liberator of the slaves, has been the subject of more than 16,000 books, according to David S. Reynolds’s new biography, Abe. That’s around two a week, on average, since the end of the American Civil War. Almost every possible Lincoln can be found in the historical literature, including the moralist who hated slavery, the pragmatic politician ...”