Almost every fragment begins with a problem Lincoln was facing, and it’s fascinating to see how he grappled with each one ... These glimpses of Lincoln’s thinking offer us a fresh way to view him. White’s commentary is excellent, and anyone interested in Lincoln will want to read this book.
... they do add a unique perspective on the evolution of thought in America’s greatest President, revealing seeds that later blossomed into his personal and political inspiration ... Students of Lincoln will find a deep background disclosing the personal thoughts that generated great national actions.
White shows there still is space on crowded Lincoln bookshelves for a unique work ... Not for a general audience, but this book will delight devoted readers who are searching for ways to more deeply understand the mind and heart of one of the greatest presidents.