Harold Bush Jr., Ph.D, professor in the Department of English, has just published an anthology of writings and interviews concerning Abraham Lincoln. The book was published by the University of Iowa Press and is available for sale at their web site.
Lincoln in His Own Time takes a look at one of the United States' most studied and discussed presidents through the writings of his 19th century contemporaries. The book includes 42 entries, including reflections written by Walt Whitman, Elizabeth Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain, as well as an extensive introduction, headnotes and chronology.
The book has been well-received and has been praised by the Lincoln Studies Center, which stated that it "helps to demystify the legend and bring the man alive."
Bush has written two other books, Mark Twain and the Spiritual Crisis of His Age and American Declarations: Rebellion and Repentance in American Cultural History, as well as numerous articles and review essays. He has been with the University since 1998.
Lincoln In His Own Time,