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Friday, April 08, 2016

The Union That Shaped the Confederacy: Robert Toombs and Alexander H. Stephens

I couldn't find another book on Alexander Stephens, so checked out this one. Felt the book somewhat plodding and the two came out as unpleasant characters. Cute title but couldn't get into the book. Also checked out Closed Chambers, which I probably read back in the day. Pretty long book but focuses on a few legal issues (abortion, race, death penalty) and pads things with covering the issues as a whole. Why? His insider view as a law clerk is the point here, right? Needs more of that. Only skimmed it this time, but seems disappointing.

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