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More than a "backcountry" political figure, Lincoln proves himself as one of our great leaders if not the greatest leader of all time.
Miller does an excellent job of defending Lincoln against improperly revisionist historians' (there are properly revisionist historians) charges of racism or similar.
William Lee Miller's book should be required reading in any course dealing with the American Civil War, Presidential Leadership or the life of Lincoln.
Our personal library consists of several books about President Lincoln, including those by Carl Sandburg. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Susan
A full five years after publication, it's doubtful anything further needs to be said about this great book, but here goes anyway. Read morePublished 14 months ago by E. Cardinal
It was a great read about Lincoln's initial election as pres of the u.s and the tribulations he encountered with the civil war. It conveyed his virtues as a man. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Big Steve the iron roughneck.
Heard this book being read on NPR radio. Knew I had to have it in hand. It is excellent,,,and could be primer for politicians of this day. I love Mr. Read morePublished on January 11, 2012 by Betty A. Scherrman
I have read and reread this book three times; each reading brings me a larger understanding of how extraordinary Lincoln, the President, was. Read morePublished on April 3, 2011 by Mollynash
I am by no means a Lincoln scholar, but like almost all Americans I have great respect for the man based on what I know of him. Read morePublished on August 30, 2010 by tennisfan
I enjoyed this book, as I have two previous efforts by William Lee Miller, but I would suggest it is probably not the place to start if you are just now getting to know President... Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by Brian Lewis
I wanted to like this book. I really did - I wanted to learn more about Lincoln and what transpired during the american civil war. Read morePublished on November 18, 2009 by Tom Sawyer
This was sent as a present to someone - have not read it myself.