29 September 2009

On Deck


I love reading Paul Johnson. I find him to be an excellent writer and historian. I'm looking forward to jumping into Heroes, particularly since the concept of the traditional hero is under attack by the the left. I'm curious how he intends to paint Marylin Monroe and Mae West, since I don't consider either of them worthy of the title, "hero." We'll see.

4 comments:

Corey Meyer said...

I can't wait to hear your sage wisdom on the chapter dealing with Lincoln and Lee....

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I may follow up with a post on the book, I may not. I would assume that Johnson embraces the reconciliation view of the two men. Am I correct?

Corey Meyer said...

I don't know...you tell me. I am not the one reading the book. I am just curious about your take on Lincoln and Lee.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I haven't read the book yet. My "take" on Lee and Lincoln? Hmmm...fundamentally, Lincoln fought to save the Union and consolidate federal power. Lee fought in defense of Virginia and the Old Republic.