Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels, and a President's Mission to Destroy the Press
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How long have you been at work on this book?
I spent six years researching and writing the book by the time of publication.
How did the idea originate?
My co-author, Jeffrey Manber, watched a news report on censorship of the press, which included a mention of censorship during the Civil War. Preliminary research led him to the story of John Hodgson, a Democrat in West Chester, Pennsylvania whose office was mobbed, and then seized by the US government. Jeffrey spent six years working on the book off and on, inviting me to join the project in 2000.
Did the book entail any unusual writing habits or places?
I lived in the Virginia when the project began, moving to Illinois in 2001 and finishing the project there. I worked two hours every morning before work, most evenings, and every Saturday I went directly from bed to the office. My wife was not allowed to speak to me until I came out, which was usually around 1:00 or so when I became too hungry to continue.