Impressively informed and heroic . . . An original piece of work that gives the literary canon and its contexts a good shaking. (Justin Kaplan, The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
David S. Reynolds
is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His books include Walt Whitman's America, Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson, John Brown, Abolitionist
, and the forthcoming Mightier than the Sword: "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and the Battle for America
. He is the winner of the Bancroft Prize, the Christian Gauss Award, the Ambassador Book Award, and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.