Books: Two Kinds of Courage

Of two new historical tales, one is concerned with the Civil War, the other with the American Revolution; one is factual, the other imagined; one deals with physical and the other with moral courage. Both are agreeable examples of the Historical Footnote school of writing.

LINCOLN'S COMMANDO, by Ralph J. Roske and Charles Van Doren (3 1 0 pp.; Harper; $4.50), is notable as the work of Adult Quiz Kid Van Doren (TIME, Feb. 11, et seq.), a cerebral type who chose as his subject a man of flamboyant contrast. The man: Commander Will...

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