An important contribution to Lincolniana, and one that subsequent researchers will find of enormous value and interest. Mr. Harper (author of Road to Baltimore) has explored the pages of the press of Lincoln's time, from his earliest participation in the political arena through his widely lamented death. Much of newsworthy importance emerges. Of particular interest is the evidence of the repressive measures and censorship exercised against hostile papers, some of it through the postmaster, some through mob violence, some through official White House channels. Lincoln's position in this controversial issue is a dramatic chapter in constitutional history. The vituperations of the hostile press, its failure to recognize his greatness, are here marshalled in a continuous story, topically rather than chronologically arranged, though the overall impression is virtually one of the newspaper story of Abraham Lincoln.