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Abraham Lincoln, Esq. : the legal career of America's greatest president

Author: Roger D Billings; Frank J Williams
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines Lincoln's law practice and the effect it had on his presidency and the country. Each chapter offers an expansive look at Lincoln's legal mind and covers diverse topics such as Lincoln's legal writing, ethics, the Constitution, and international law."--Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger D Billings; Frank J Williams
ISBN: 9780813126081 0813126088 9780813136530 0813136539 9780813126098 0813126096
OCLC Number: 639159457
Description: [vi], 263 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Reassessing Lincoln's legal career / Harold Holzer --
Lincoln's lessons for lawyers / Frank J. Williams --
Does lawyer Lincoln matter? / Mark E. Steiner --
A. Lincoln, respectable "prairie lawyer" / Brian Dirck --
A. Lincoln, debtor-creditor lawyer / Roger Billings --
The power of Lincoln's legal words / John A. Lupton --
Competence, diligence, and getting paid : Lincoln's lessons for today's ethical lawyer / William T. Ellis and Billie J. Ellis Jr. --
Lincoln's legal ethics : the client correspondence / Roger Billings --
Lincoln and the Kentuckians : placing Lincoln in context with lawyers and clients from his native state / Christopher A. Schnell --
Abraham Lincoln as practical constitutional lawyer / Mackubin Thomas Owens --
President Lincoln : the international lawyer / William D. Pederson.
Other Titles: Abraham Lincoln, Esquire
Responsibility: edited by Roger Billings and Frank J. Williams.
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"This book examines Lincoln's law practice and the effect it had on his presidency and the country. Each chapter offers an expansive look at Lincoln's legal mind and covers diverse topics such as Lincoln's legal writing, ethics, the Constitution, and international law."--Publisher.

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""[Will] satisfy historians' unquenchable thirst for new knowledge about Lincoln."" -- <i> <i>Journal of East Tennessee History</i></i></p>

 
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