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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another well informed young biography by the authors of Pilgrimage to Freedom (1953 p. 222) tells Daniel Webster's story with the right amounts of narrative and exposition to keep a young reader's interest. The familiar events of Webster's personal and political life come alive through excerpts from his speeches and ideas as well as some colorful on the scene reporting of the lawyer statesman- as he battled Calhoun in the senate, won the famous Salem murder case, engineered the Webster Ashburton treaty, and above all, triumphed in the name of truth. Reliable writing that, through the man, gives a sense of the dearest of American ideals.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1953
Publisher: Henry Holt