I hope to post a review of David Johnson's biography of John Randolph , which I recently finished reading, soon. I'm now reading a fascinating biography of my great x 9 grandfather, Roger Williams. I'll post a review of that book at some point as well. What strikes me as absolutely amazing about both these books--totally unrelated--is the political debates and how closely they mirror, in so many ways, the same issues and topics that are being debated today. It is quite astonishing.
As soon as I finish the Williams biography, I'm going to take up something a bit lighter: Joe Bageant's Rainbow Pie - A Redneck Memoir. The late Joe Bageant was a progressive, but his insights regarding rural Southerners are worth examining.
And, in between all this, work continues on the Battle of Waynesboro book. I hope to have the first draft off to the publisher by the end of May.