Book Review Of The Real Lincoln By Thomas Delorenzo

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Thomas J. DiLorenzo is an economics professor at Loyola University Maryland Sellinger School of Business. He has written books such as Hamilton’s Curse, SUCKISH SOCIALISM, and How Capitalism Saved America. He is qualified to write this book because he is an economics professor, and he also works in the field of American history. He went to school studying history and has written many books about history. So, the question of whether or not he is qualified is obviously answered with “yes”.
A book like The Real Lincoln (2002) raises a lot of question and controversy about what is true and what is not. Any time that a book says to be “real” or different from what is primarily taught, it can cause much debate. DiLorenzo writes to change the perception …show more content…

It may not be completely accurate, but it still poses many argumentative topics that have been talked about before. Lincoln was and is one of the most popular presidents in U.S. history which makes this book even more interesting. I personally would recommend it to anybody who loves history or just finds topics like this one intriguing.
DiLorenzo uses endnotes (307- 336). He also uses secondary sources because he is presenting information that would have happened over one hundred years ago. DiLorenzo uses one chart in the book about Selected Northern Editorials on Secession (107-109). The chart gives the name of the newspaper, the date written, and the editorial statement. There were seventeen different editorials given on the chart. The editorials contained the different opinions that the North had about the …show more content…

One strong side of the book is that it presents many interesting statements and arguments that could possibly change how some people look at history. A lot of the things that were said in this book, if true, will change some people’s opinion of Abraham Lincoln. Although, many people’s opinions will stay the same because after all, Lincoln was a politician. Some of the weaknesses involve the parts of the book that tend to be repetitive. The statements that what Lincoln thought of the slaves, Lincoln was power hungry, Lincoln was in it for himself are all stated many times. Over all the boo was a very good reading that covered one of the biggest historical periods and topics, and it gives many different views on that time period and what it may have truly been

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