Sunday, 27 January 2013

Ezra Stiles Biography

As an addendum to my previous post, I want to highlight an outstanding biography on Ezra Stiles by the great American historian, Edmund S. Morgan. I remember seeing a footnote in Marsden's Jonathan Edwards: A Life in which he cites Morgan's book on Stiles as a model of how to write a good biography.

I read The Gentle Puritan when I began working on my PhD. It is truly an amazingly thorough and interesting account of Stiles's life.

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