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The Resource President Lincoln : the duty of a statesman, William Lee Miller

President Lincoln : the duty of a statesman, William Lee Miller

Label
President Lincoln : the duty of a statesman
Title
President Lincoln
Title remainder
the duty of a statesman
Statement of responsibility
William Lee Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American president has come to be the most powerful figure in the world--and in the nineteenth century, a great man held that office. Lincoln scholar Miller's new book closely examines that great man in that hugely important office, analyzing the commander in chief who coped with the profound moral dilemmas of America's bloodiest war. In this sequel to Lincoln's Virtues Miller completes his "ethical biography," showing the inexperienced back country politician transformed into a head of state, slapped from the first minute of his presidency by decisions of the utmost gravity and confronted by the radical moral contradiction left by the nation's Founders: universal ideals of Equality and Liberty and the monstrous injustice of slavery. Miller finds in this superb politician a remarkable presidential combination: an indomitable resolve, combined with the judgment that keeps it from being mindless stubbornness; and a supreme magnanimity, combined with the judgment that keeps it from being sentimentality.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, William Lee
Dewey number
  • 973.7092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.M645 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Political leadership
  • Command of troops
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
President Lincoln : the duty of a statesman, William Lee Miller
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction: Honest Abe among the rulers -- A solemn oath registered in Heaven -- Act well your part, there all the honor lies -- On mastering the situation: the drama of Sumter -- On not mastering the situation: the comedy of the Powhatan -- Days of choices: two April Sundays -- Realism right at the border -- The moral meaning of the union and the war -- Bull Run and other defeats: Lincoln's resolve -- On holding McClellan's horse -- The Trent and a decent respect for the opinions of mankind -- Too vast for malicious dealing -- pt. 2. A second introduction: Lincoln's nation among the nations -- I felt it my duty to refuse -- In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- The prompt vindication of his honor -- And the promise being made, must be kept -- The benign prerogative to pardon unfortunate guilt -- Must I shoot a simple soldier boy? -- A hard war without hatred -- Temptation in August -- The Almighty has his own purposes -- A conclusion: Abraham Lincoln among the immortals -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn123818207
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
viii, 497 pages
Isbn
9781400041039
Lccn
2007015677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400041039
  • (OCoLC)123818207
Label
President Lincoln : the duty of a statesman, William Lee Miller
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Introduction: Honest Abe among the rulers -- A solemn oath registered in Heaven -- Act well your part, there all the honor lies -- On mastering the situation: the drama of Sumter -- On not mastering the situation: the comedy of the Powhatan -- Days of choices: two April Sundays -- Realism right at the border -- The moral meaning of the union and the war -- Bull Run and other defeats: Lincoln's resolve -- On holding McClellan's horse -- The Trent and a decent respect for the opinions of mankind -- Too vast for malicious dealing -- pt. 2. A second introduction: Lincoln's nation among the nations -- I felt it my duty to refuse -- In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free -- The prompt vindication of his honor -- And the promise being made, must be kept -- The benign prerogative to pardon unfortunate guilt -- Must I shoot a simple soldier boy? -- A hard war without hatred -- Temptation in August -- The Almighty has his own purposes -- A conclusion: Abraham Lincoln among the immortals -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn123818207
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
viii, 497 pages
Isbn
9781400041039
Lccn
2007015677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781400041039
  • (OCoLC)123818207

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