You spend eight-plus years working on a book, and it’s easy to lose perspective — to no longer have any sense of how your work is going to be received by someone who hasn’t, you know, spent eight-plus years working on that book.
This starred review from Booklist dispelled any worries in its very first sentence:
The fascinating story of John Roy Lynch’s life from slavery to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives at age 25, gets a stirring treatment here.
That makes two stars for The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch, and one very happy writer.
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