Thursday, September 25, 2008

Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet

The Wall Street Journal has Alan Pell Crawford’s review of Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet by Bill Kauffman (makes me want to read the book, by one of today's greats):
In “Forgotten Founder, Drunken Prophet,” a short and engaging biography of Luther Martin (1748-1826), Bill Kauffman shows us a sot, a quarrelsome bore, a butcher of the English language, an outspoken abolitionist who himself owned slaves — and a man who advanced opinions at the Constitutional Convention that desperately needed to be heard.

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