David S. Reynolds Discusses a 19th Century Sentence 198 Words Long

February 3, 2015

The Best Sentence in Atlantic History?The Atlantic, 2.3.15

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The Best Sentence in Atlantic History?

The Atlantic, 2.3.15

David S. Reynolds, a distinguished professor at the CUNY Graduate Center who specializes in 19th century literature and history discussed a 200 word sentence written by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (the father of the future Supreme Court justice) for The Atlantic Magazine in 1862 describing his search for his son who was wounded during the Battle of Antietam.