RaveThe New York Journal of BooksJoanne B. Freeman, a professor of history at Yale, is one of the most talented decoders of the \'rules\' and rhythms of early U.S. politics ... Leavened by the author’s wry wit, the book is a page turning triumph of narrative history, deeply researched and persuasively argued. It explains, more lucidly than ever before, \'the wrenching experience of plotting a political path in a nation behind torn in two\' ... this is a study that scholars and popular audiences alike need to digest. By charting the long history of political combat and popular misgivings about Congress, the book lends essential context to our own, current moment ... by reminding us that years of violence in Congress yielded to civil warfare that drenched the nation in rivers of blood, the book issues an important caution.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
PositiveNew York Journal of Books\"... thoughtful and timely ... Leadership: In Turbulent Times cannot prescribe answers for the vexing questions of our own, fraught times, but it issues an authentic reminder of the traits and qualities that this nation once looked for in its leaders.\