A very entertaining read. I was prepared for this book to be somewhat dry and dted, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the insights were very entertaining and original,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mike
I really enjoyed it. The style of writing and of conversation validate much of what I like best about 19th-century American writing.Published 13 months ago by John Sgammato
I liked *The Professor at the Breakfast Table*, but I was younger then, and maybe easier to please.
There are only two good things which I can say about this book:... Read more
"The Autocrat" is convoluted but remarkable nevertheless. First published in 1858, it is still refreshing. Don't wince at the potential for the rigid corset-style of Victorianism. Read morePublished on September 10, 2010 by A Critic
Delightful, because his ideas are so modern and so all-encompassing - the man thought about everything! Read morePublished on May 21, 2010 by Andrew Charig
An interesting range of thoughtful opinions, imbedded in a look at American life in the 1850s, by the father of a future Supreme Court Associate Justice. Read morePublished on April 15, 2004 by Peter L. Swinford