The Intimate world of Abraham Lincoln Book by C.A. Tripp with an introduction by Jean Baker and a new critical overview.
Start with the book’s basic bibliographic information at the top:
Author. Title. Place of Publication, Publisher, Year. Number of pages.
After briefly introducing the author (in a sentence or two—what is his writing/scholarly background? What else has he written?) and the book (no more than a paragraph or two), state what the author is arguing and how he builds his case.
Your review should address the following questions:
–What is the intended audience (high schools, scholars, civil war buffs, general, etc.)?
–What type of evidence does the author use? What are his sources?
–Are his sources valid? Should he have used more or different sources?
–How is the book organized? (Chronologically? Topically?)
–What could he have done differently to improve the book?
–Are there any questions left unanswered after reading this book?
–Where does this book fit into the wide range of books on Lincoln?
Conclude by offering some general remarks on the book, including: would you recommend it—why or why not?