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October 13, 2014 Blog Posts

  • Sumo

The First Assassin includes about four references to Jefferson Davis. The president of the Confederate States is not an actual character in my novel, as Abraham Lincoln is. Yet he’s the subject of a new book by the great Civil War historian James M. McPherson, who assesses Davis as a commander-in-chief. Listen to our NRO podcast here.

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  • John F. MacMichael

    Thanks, that was a very intersting short interview. McPherson is always worth listening to (as he is to read).

    I will just mention that while you came through loud and clear, McPherson was rather hard to hear even with the volume cranked all the way up.

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