Two recent books show how a man of reason and conservative temperament and a man of passion and radical disposition joined together, even before either knew it, to end slavery.
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Brenda Wineapple Marion Ettlinger
Brenda Wineapple’s books include the recently published “White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson” (Knopf 2008), a New York Times Notable Book of 2008. She is also the author of “Genêt: A Biography of Janet Flanner”; “Sister Brother Gertrude and Leo Stein”; and “Hawthorne: A Life,” which received the Ambassador Award of the English-speaking Union for the Best Biography of 2003 and the Julia Ward Howe Prize from the Boston Book Club; and the editor of The Selected Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier for the Library of America’s American Poets Project. Her essays and reviews regularly appear in The New York Times and The Nation. She is presently finishing the anthology, Nineteenth-Century American Writers on Writing for The Writers World, series editor, Edward Hirsch.