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President Lincoln

the duty of a statesman

1st ed.
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This edition published in by Alfred A. Knopf in New York.

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In his acclaimed book Lincoln's Virtues, William Lee Miller explored Abraham Lincoln's intellectual and moral development. Now he completes his "ethical biography," showing how the amiable and inexperienced backcountry politician was transformed by constitutional alchemy into an oath-bound head of state. Faced with a radical moral contradiction left by the nation's Founders, Lincoln struggled to find a balance between the universal ideals of Equality and Liberty and the monstrous injustice of human slavery. With wit and penetrating sensitivity, Miller brings together the great themes that have become Lincoln's legacy--preserving the United States of America while ending the odious institution that corrupted the nation's meaning--and illuminates his remarkable presidential combination: indomitable resolve and supreme magnanimity.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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President Lincoln: the duty of a statesman
2009, Vintage Books
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President Lincoln
2008, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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2007, Alfred A. Knopf
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President Lincoln

First published in 2007



Work Description

In his acclaimed book Lincoln's Virtues, William Lee Miller explored Abraham Lincoln's intellectual and moral development. Now he completes his "ethical biography," showing how the amiable and inexperienced backcountry politician was transformed by constitutional alchemy into an oath-bound head of state. Faced with a radical moral contradiction left by the nation's Founders, Lincoln struggled to find a balance between the universal ideals of Equality and Liberty and the monstrous injustice of human slavery. With wit and penetrating sensitivity, Miller brings together the great themes that have become Lincoln's legacy--preserving the United States of America while ending the odious institution that corrupted the nation's meaning--and illuminates his remarkable presidential combination: indomitable resolve and supreme magnanimity.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Classifications

Dewey 973.7092, B

President Lincoln

the duty of a statesman

1st ed.

This edition published in by Alfred A. Knopf in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre
Case studies., Biography.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.7092, B
Library of Congress
E457.2 .M645 2008

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL17906426M
Internet Archive
presidentlincoln00mill
ISBN 13
9781400041039
LC Control Number
2007015677
Library Thing
4780027
Goodreads
2453730

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