President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman

President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman

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by William Lee Miller, Lloyd James
     
 

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The American president has come to be the most powerful figure in the world—and back in the nineteenth century, a great man held that office. William Lee Miller's new book closely examines that great man in that hugely important office: Abraham Lincoln as president.

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The American president has come to be the most powerful figure in the world—and back in the nineteenth century, a great man held that office. William Lee Miller's new book closely examines that great man in that hugely important office: Abraham Lincoln as president.

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Library Journal

This thoughtful and elegantly written sequel to Miller's 2002 biography, Lincoln's Virtues, focuses on the decisions Lincoln faced as the Civil War threatened to destroy the Union-well-trodden ground. But Miller's book differs in that it pays closer attention to the moral issues at play, e.g., Lincoln's commuting of the sentences of court-martialed soldiers. Lloyd James's (www.lloydjames.com) narration is competent but lacks energy, and his timing is often off. Really only for dedicated Lincoln aficionados or libraries stocking up on Lincoln biographies to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his February 12 birth. [Audio clip available through www.tantor.com; for a roundup of Lincoln books in this issue, see p. 136; additional reviews of Lincoln audiobooks forthcoming.-Ed.]
—R. Kent Rasmussen

From the Publisher
"One of the most insightful accounts of Lincoln published in recent years." —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400136391
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Edition description:
Library - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 6.76(h) x 1.77(d)

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From the Publisher
"One of the most insightful accounts of Lincoln published in recent years." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Meet the Author

Lloyd James has been narrating since 1996, has recorded over six hundred books in almost every genre, has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award.

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President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a great deal about Lincoln, especially during this anniversary year. For that reason, I was hesitant to purchase another biography. I was delighted to find new information and insights into the life of this great man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sounds interesting to me because i love reading about history and the presidents.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This may be better to read than to listen to. Several passages seemed to go on for an eternity. We got the point, move on. The sections on his relationship with Civil War generals, pardoning prisoners and plotting re-election are engaging. The parts that other reviewers call "nuanced" were, to me, overbearing. Do people proofread/prooflisten these? President Martin Van Buren was called Warren Van Buren.
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