This book is unique in its approach and topic. Its quality ranks with other recent works on Lincoln and the Civil War such as Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, despite its minor shortcomings. The real winner in this book is the reader. Anyone interested in the expansion of military law, particularly in the post-9/ 11 world, will find great merit in McGinty's work.
Joshua E. Kastenberg,
Book Review: Lincoln and the Court by Brian McGinty,
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