David Herbert Donald

19 05 2009

DonaldScholar and author David Herbert Donald passed on Sunday at the age of 88.  He was the author of what is currently the best single volume biography of Abraham Lincoln as well as a massive two volume study of Charles Sumner and numerous other works of Civil War and American history.  I was a little surprised to see he had a home in Key West – I can’t imagine him juggling torches in Mallory Square, but who knows.

New York Times obit.