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“From a lifetime of studying Abraham Lincoln, Frank Williams has distilled an analysis of the qualities of courage and leadership that marked America’s sixteenth president as a genuine hero. This book offers a sensitive appreciation of Lincoln’s character.”—James McPherson, author of Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

“We all need heroes in these perilous times, and Frank Williams reminds us of what a good political biography once was—concise, anecdotal, revealing, commanding and reminiscent—minus the drawbacks of hagiography. Abraham Lincoln comes alive in this vivid introduction to the sixteenth president’s legal mind and career, and reminds readers of his flaws and achievements as a politician and wartime president. And, as always, Williams never stints on his insistence concerning the lessons Lincoln’s legacy offers us today.”—Catherine Clinton, Queen's University Belfast

“Frank Williams has done serious Lincoln scholars and Lincoln admirers in general a great service. He has thought carefully and systematically about what the term ‘hero’ means, and he has applied his trademark skills as an analyst and Lincoln expert to investigating how the theme of heroic behavior worked itself out in Lincoln’s life and career. As a result, this book is a valuable resource, well argued and written.”—Brian Dirck, author of Lincoln the Lawyer

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Frank J. Williams, retired chief justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island and a well-known expert on Abraham Lincoln, is the founding chair of the Lincoln Forum and a board member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Judging Lincoln, The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views, and Lincoln Lessons: Reflections on America’s Greatest Leader.

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Product Details

  • Series: Concise Lincoln Library
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st Edition edition (October 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809332175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809332175
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian J Barnes on April 17, 2013
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This is a rehash of events in Lincoln's career that are very familiar. How "Hero" is defined is not clear or challenging. How these events made him a hero is pedestrian in explanation. Those events were remarkable requiring much more character than just "heroism".
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 25, 2012
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Lincoln as Hero is the eighth volume in Southern Illinois University's Concise Lincoln Library series, which will extend to 21 volumes when completed in 2016. Generally, no serious new ground is broken in this series, but readers are given the opportunity to quickly engage at a sophisticated level with selected and sometimes overlooked topics by noted Lincoln scholars. I have, since a child, held Abraham Lincoln in high esteem, the penultimate role model. The first two pictures I can remember from my Galena, Ohio elementary classrooms were those of Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The Centennial of the Civil War arrived in 1961; my father took our family to Gettysburg for the first time in 1964. My interest in Lincoln grew accordingly. After all, at that time, only one, long lifetime separated me from the Civil War era. I did not know it yet, but my great, great grandfather had fought in the Civil War with the 81st Illinois infantry. It was also at about this time that I bought the Penguin Library edition of Carl Sandburg's Lincoln from the list of books that we could periodically order and I came to very much admire Sandburg's poetic Lincoln. But I never thought of him as a hero. That title was reserved for the likes of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. In this volume Judge Williams raises precisely that possibility, and does break new ground as he brings his extensive legal experience and finely attuned judgment to bear upon the question of why Lincoln continues to hold our attention. Why Lincoln is a hero.Read more ›
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