Lincoln’s Virtues

Paperback $18.95

Feb 04, 2003 | 536 Pages

  • Paperback $18.95

    Feb 04, 2003 | 536 Pages

Praise

“Marvelous . . . Miller pursues [the] ever-intriguing interior Lincoln in his usual witty, reader-friendly, and conversational voice.” –The Washington Post Book World

“Compelling and readable.” –The Wall Street Journal

“A fascinating account, sensitively written, rich in insight, of the moral self-education of our greatest president.” –Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

“By tracing the development of Lincoln’s moral reasoning and his steadfast commitment to doing what he saw as right, Miller refutes convincingly any notion that Lincoln was an accidental politician who stumbled into the presidency.”–St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Outstanding interpretative biography. William Lee Miller explores Lincoln’s life and career from a unique perspective and helps us to better understand the man within the context of his times in his thoughtful, stimulating new book.”–BookPage

“Is it possible to say something new about Lincoln? The somewhat surprising answer, as William Lee Miller demonstrates in Lincoln’s Virtues, is yes.” –The New York Times Book Review

“A useful addition to the library of Lincoln books because it tackles a familiar subject from an unusual angle, giving appropriate centrality to Lincoln’s moral convictions.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Miller offers a distinctly new view of the Great Emancipator.” –The Christian Science Monitor

Lincoln’s Virtues is an extraordinary book. . . . Miller proves that a lively presentation, animated by wit and humor, can co-exist with careful scholarship. The result is a new and surprisingly fresh look at the historical Lincoln.” –Douglas L. Wilson

“A captivating study . . . of Abe Lincoln’s moral development.” –Esquire

“The depth of [Miller’s] study is obvious. He presents his ideas with a youthful enthusiasm, leavened with . . . wisdom.” –Providence Journal

“I have digested this book completely now, and I think it the best book ever on Abraham Lincoln.” –Fred J. Martin, Jr., member of the board, Abraham Lincoln Institute.

“A fresh perspective on the man about whom more has been written than any other American.” –North & South

“Masterful. . . . Bill Miller exhibits the same cluster of worthy qualities he assigns to his subject — penetrating insight, wisdom about human nature, tenacious purpose, a wonderful sense of humor, and an eloquent style of expression.” –Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

“Miller’s celebration of Lincoln’s evolution as a moral man and a moral politician will persuade, reinforce, and inspire…. Very accessible and thought-provoking.” –Arizona Republic

Lincoln’s Virtues is unquestionably the most important study on Lincoln to appear in the last decade.” –Steven Rogstad, Review Editor, Lincoln Herald

“One of the most innovative studies of the sixteenth president yet to emerge.” –William C. Davis, History Book Club

Author Essay

William Lee Miller’s Desktop contains an essay he wrote in response to September 11 and subsequent events.

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