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The Most Famous Man in America by Debby Applegate
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Jan 05, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, autobiography-biography-memoir, non-fiction, pulitzer-winners, history, own, favorites, political, religion
Read from December 24, 2011 to January 13, 2012

Whoa this book is good! If you need to know how to write a biography, this should be your template. It's not just about Henry Ward Beecher and his immediate surroundings, but rather a wonderfully researched and informative historical timepiece on America during the 19th century (mostly pre-civil war). I don't think I have ever learned more from a book and immediately after returning it to the library I went out and bought a copy.

I really could not recommend this more; it feels more akin to a wonderful & engaging history class, than to book about a clergyman in the 1800s.

I'm assuming this project was exhausting for the author, but I hope she writes more... about anything!

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