Kushner Notes Books by Knox’s Lincoln Scholars

From: The New Republic

[Playwright Tony] Kushner [told New Republic magazine] that he has “a short list of 20 or 30 books that were significant to me” in writing the script of the film Lincoln. Included on that list are Herndon’s Informants and Herndon’s Lincoln, both edited by Douglas L. Wilson and Rodney O. Davis, emeritus faculty and co-directors of the Lincoln Studies Center at Knox College. “One of the great joys of working on this,” Kushner said, “is I’ve gotten to read a number of really, really brilliant books… I heartily recommend everything on this list.” Read more…