Thompson Publishes Book on Lincoln and Satire

Posted on 8/21/2015 11:03:09 AM

Todd Thompson, associate professor of English, recently published a monograph, titled The National Joker: Abraham Lincoln and the Politics of Satire, with Southern Illinois University Press. The book traces the relationship between the popular press satires on Lincoln and Lincoln’s own satiric self-presentation.

Thompson’s book has already been touted in the New York Post as a must-read book and in the Chicago Book Review’s Summer 2015 Preview.

The National Joker is available for purchase through various outlets, including

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