IMPRESSIONS OF LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR by Marquis Adolphe DeChambrun

IMPRESSIONS OF LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A collector's item for those interested in contemporary period writing, this is the one-sided correspondence addressed by a liberal, worldly and sensitive Frenchman to his wife during the year he was establishing himself in the New World prior to bringing his family over to join him. Gratifyingly lively reading, with new lights on citizen reactions to the Civil War. De Chambrun was appointed legal counsellor to the French Legation, a position which in itself makes clear the fact that he was privy to affairs of state and personalities of the time, which he viewed with a friendly and unprejudiced world attitude that makes for revealing and pleasant reading today. For a specialized market- though a wide one- of those interested in Civil War literature.

Publisher: Random House