Books: Professor as Sleuth

THE MYSTERY OF "A PUBLIC MAN" (256 pp.)—Frank Maloy Anderson—University of Minnesofa ($3.75).

In 1879, when the North American Review published extracts of The Diary of a Public Man, the book immediately became an important historical source. It purported to be a diary kept during the winter of 1860-61, in Washington. The story of Douglas' behavior at Lincoln's inaugural (Lincoln had no place to lay his hat, fidgeted with it, until Douglas stepped forward and took it from him) is one of the many familiar stories that come from this famous diary. James Ford...

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