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Lincoln's Herndon by David Herbert Donald
07-18-2015, 09:43 PM
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RE: Lincoln's Herndon by David Herbert Donald
Thanks for posting that interesting article. Burlingame makes some interesting points, but his falling out with Donald, in my opinion, seems to be an underlying reason for some of the negative comments and tone in the article. I agree that a new biography of Herndon would be nice due to new info available, but some of the criticism of the book, which was written over 65 years ago, seems petty and unnecessary. It is apparent they have a different view of Mary Lincoln among other things.

They are both men with a vast knowledge, who have different viewpoints.

Now to read "William H Herndon and Mary Todd Lincoln", by Doug Wilson that Mr. Burlingame mentioned in his article

So when is this "Old Enough To Know Better" supposed to kick in?
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RE: Lincoln's Herndon by David Herbert Donald - Gene C - 07-18-2015 09:43 PM

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