Korda and Bunting demonstrate the potential and the danger of revisionism. Bunting gives us hope that it is now possible to consider the Grant presidency in a new light, while Korda reminds us that old lessons and prejudices die hard. Bunting's good work is only a beginning, though. Perhaps the upcoming volume from Brooks Simpson will force historians into a deeper reexamination and new appreciation of the Grant presidency. Surely it is time.Good stuff. Reread this one.
Thursday, December 08, 2005
A review of some books about Lincoln on the Claremont page had links to related reviews, including this one by our very own Stephen about two books on Ulysses S. Grant's presidency. Stephen concludes:
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