This fascinating history explores Abraham Lincoln's legal career, investigating the origins of his desire to practice law, his legal education, his partnerships with John Stuart, Stephen Logan, and William Herndon, and the maturation of his far-flung practice in the 1840s and 1850s. Brian Dirck also examines Lincoln's clientele, how he charged his clients, and how he addressed judge and jury, as well as his views on legal ethics and the supposition that he never defended a client he knew to be guilty.
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This book is based on an enormous amount of collaborative research and the concept behind it is very commendable. Although, I found it somewhat disappointing. The book gives a peek into the time period of the early 1800's in the legal community of America, but many of Mr. Dirck's comments are very speculative. Rather than making the original documents available for the reader to see and form their own opinion about the 16th President as a lawyer, he makes comments about the cases in which Mr. Lincoln was involved in and flavors them with his own perspective.