David S. Reynolds

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About the Author

David S. Reynolds is a Distinguished Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Ambassador Book Award.  His other books include Beneath the American Renaissance (winner of the Christian Gauss Award), John Brown, Abolitionist, Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson, Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America, and Lincoln’s Selected Writings. He is a regular book reviewer for The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and The Wall Street Journal.

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