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Lincoln's Herndon by David Herbert Donald
07-19-2015, 09:39 AM (This post was last modified: 07-19-2015 09:46 AM by Eva Elisabeth.)
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RE: Lincoln's Herndon by David Herbert Donald
(07-18-2015 09:43 PM)Gene C Wrote:  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.
Mr. Burlingame should attempt that endeavor...I wonder why none of Donald's critics has yet.

(07-19-2015 07:51 AM)Gene C Wrote:  Thank you Eva, and I made the same mistake I felt Burlingame made. My tone was a bit too negative. I judged his reason and writing style for the article without being more objective. (If Burlingame had not mentioned his falling out with Donald, I never would have known, but it was better to hear about it from him) He made some excellent points, I was not ready to read his views which differed from mine while I was still full of the enthusiasm from reading a good book by an author I enjoyed. In a week or two, I'll need to go back and re-read his article.

There is a lot to learn from both men who have spent so much time in study and research on Lincoln and his times.
Same here. But Gene, I wish I had your skills to word criticism that kindly and politely. IMO Mr. Burlingame could learn from you in this regard.
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