THE LITTLE GIANT: The Story of Stephen A. Douglas & Abraham Lincoln by Jeannette Covert Nolan

THE LITTLE GIANT: The Story of Stephen A. Douglas & Abraham Lincoln

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Not her best biography -- but an excellent one and one that is needed, for so far as I know, Stephen Douglas has not appeared in form for juniors prior to this -- and many adults will find it very enlightening. I don't think the inclusion of Lincoln in the sub-title is justified, for Lincoln appears only through his part as opponent politically to the brilliant, gifted lawyer and politician whose story is enough in itself. Interesting picture of the times and the various problems that made Douglas' life so vital, -- Mormonism, slavery, territorial expansion, the Civil War.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1942
Publisher: Messner