by Kevin Peraino
This book was not what I expected. I did not find it a "tight narrative" at all, as the description claimed, but instead a meandering collection of information about Lincoln's time and peers. For me, the author's points about Lincoln's diplomatic skills were sometimes lost in all of this elaboration. I did enjoy some of the anecdotes and historical insights, but overall, I confess that I stopped reading about halfway through.
I was provided with a free copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.