The current issue of Reviews in American History includes a review by R. Owen Williams of my book about the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, Impeached. I hasten to note that I have no recollection of ever meeting Mr. Williams, a Yale history Ph.D. and the new president of Transylvania University (no, that’s not where Dracula matriculated; I imagine President Williams will tire of that line pretty fast).
- “David O. Stewart has elegantly and engagingly recounted the saga of Johnson’s impeachment trial.”
- “Stewart’s version of the impeachment surpasses all the rest; intended for an intelligent lay audience, it is a superb synthesis of existing scholarship and an insightful depiction of the Reconstruction’s frailties.”
- “Stewart is best, not surprisingly, when parsing Reconstruction’s legal conundrums, something he does in an unintimidating yet pedagogically forceful manner.”
- “Stewart is always crisply informative.”
- “As with every other aspect of the impeachment, Stewart is as cogent as he is compelling.”
- “In all respects, this is a great story and Stewart is a masterful storyteller.”
Don’t you love this guy? I sure do.