I was browsing in my local bookstore on this rainy Saturday and came across William Marvel’s Mr. Lincoln Goes To War. I bought it but probably will not have a chance to read it until over the summer. Given my last post on Mark Grimsley’s discussion about counterfactuals and contingency I was pleased to see that Marvel touches on the very same subject in the preface. I look forward to reading it.
My sister-in-law sent me the new biography American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. I started it last night and can’t put it down – absolutely fascinating.