I am currently finishing a review of (DI fellow) Benjamin Wiker’s The Darwin Myth for Journal of the History of Biology. Interestingly, YEC Todd Wood has just posted a review of the same book and has hit a number of the points that I will be making. As Todd says:
This book is not recommended. This is not the real Charles Darwin. This is nothing more than a Darwin Myth. Please don’t fall for it.
Indeed. Wiker asks the reader to trust his assertions (based on no evidence beyond his own creationist leanings and a reading of some Darwin biographies) over the primary material presented by Darwin through letters and other writings. That is not historical writing – that is propaganda. No doubt some will defend Wicker’s polemic (see comments here), no historian should.