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President Lincoln : the duty of a statesman

著者: William Lee Miller
出版商: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
版本/格式:   图书 : 传记 : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
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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,"  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
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附加的形体格式: Online version:
Miller, William Lee.
President Lincoln.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008
(OCoLC)608446273
提及的人: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
材料类型: 传记, 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: William Lee Miller
ISBN: 9781400041039 1400041031
OCLC号码: 123818207
描述: ix, 497 p. ; 25 cm.
内容: pt. 1. Introduction: Honest Abe among the rulers --
pt. 2. A second introduction: Lincoln's nation among the nations --
A conclusion: Abraham Lincoln among the immortals.
责任: William Lee Miller.
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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 backcountry 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.

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