Got this for my father who loves history and he loved this book. Couldn't put it down. He said the detail in this book was amazing.Published 9 months ago by Kristin Nowaczyk
Boring & very hard to read for the most part. Well I would say because of the rambling and inconsistency.Published 10 months ago by Ashley Reveles
This book places the debates in the context of 1850's America when slavery was ascendant - The Fugitive Slave Act, The Kansas-Nebraska Act, Repeal of the Missouri Compromise,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mark A. Ryniker
This book is an excellent one. Dr. Guelzo certainly knows his stuff.
Rather than focusing the book primarily on the seven debates between Lincoln and Douglas, Guelzo... Read more
The subject of the Lincoln and Douglas debates is explored in great detail in this very accessible book. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Paul Brooks
I have always been fascinated by the series of Lincoln's and Douglas's seven debates. This book does an excellent job of putting the speeches into the context of the times and of... Read morePublished on June 16, 2009 by Michael Goldman
Excellent book, it is a detailed account of the debates, debaters and what the crowds at debates were like then. Read morePublished on January 27, 2009 by David A. Shaver
This book is an informative account of the debates and the caliber of politics for that time.
The electorial process was as flawed then as it is now. Read more
I'll endorse compliments already expressed and confine new praise to the three features of this book that impressed me most. Read morePublished on October 6, 2008 by Willis G. Regier