Fred Kaplan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, which was named a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times and Washington Post, among other publications. His biography of Thomas Carlyle was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Maine.
Kaplan examines Lincoln's literary dimensions. [For a review of the HarperCollins hc, see Lincoln roundup, LJ 9/1/08.]--Raya Kuzyk Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.
"Lively. . . . Kaplan does a good job of tracing the young man's
reading habits, identifying favorite books and noting their
influence on the mature politician. . . . Powerful and convincing.
. . . Kaplan is a biographer on a mission."--The Los Angeles
"Absorbing."--Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic