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Lincoln the lawyer

Author: Brian R Dirck
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Illinois paperbackView all editions and formats
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Despite historians' focus on the man as president and politician, Abraham Lincoln lived most of his adult life as a practicing lawyer. It was as a lawyer that he fed his family, made his reputation, bonded with Illinois, and began his political career. Lawyering was also how Lincoln learned to become an expert mediator between angry antagonists, as he applied his knowledge of the law and of human nature to settle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dirck, Brian R., 1965-
Lincoln the lawyer.
(OCoLC)246892425
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian R Dirck
ISBN: 9780252095481 0252095480
OCLC Number: 867050186
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 228 pages)
Contents: "Great God Almighty" --
The brethren --
Promissory notes --
The energy men --
The show --
Death and the maidens --
Storytelling --
Grease.
Responsibility: Brian Dirck.

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What the law did to and for Abraham Lincoln, and its important impact on his future presidency  Read more...

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"Dirck sheds light on how the original Great Commoner would become one of America's greatest lawyers in the presidential mansion. Readable and insightful, this volume deserves a place on every Read more...

 
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