By Eyal J. Naveh
"A provocative therapy of political martyrdom within the usa . . . . a well-crafted, thought-provoking book."
The Lincoln Herald
"In the united states, useless politicians and debatable reformers have usually been known as martyrs to a reason. yet reaching martyrdom is extra elusive than just being jailed, murdered, or rejected in combating for what one believes. this is often the thrust of Naveh's argument, which lines the martyr motif in American political tradition because the 1830s."
"Drawing upon eulogies and obituaries, sermons and biographies, poems and public memorials, Crown of Thorns is Most worthy in offering a taxonomy that is helping recommend why a few public figures sink into oblivion whereas a really few others belong to the ages."
The magazine of yankee History
"Naveh makes admirable use of a variety of fundamental assets, really these drawn from renowned instead of elite tradition . . . . good written . . . Crown of Thorns might be of a few curiosity to all who're drawn to the dynamics of cultural inertia and social switch within the United States."
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Crown of Thorns: Political Martyrdom in America From Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Jr. by Eyal J. Naveh