Brand: Southern Illinois University Press
From Library Journal
Though thousands of studies have already attempted to describe, explain, applaud, or criticize Abraham Lincoln, each year additional works appear that examine the life and thought of this most popular and intriguing holder of the Oval Office. This work offers fresh insights from Williams, the author or editor of 11 books, including Abraham Lincoln: Sources and Style of Leadership, and a lawyer, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Rhode Island, and avid Lincoln speaker, writer, and researcher, and collector of memorabilia. These nine essays examine topics of interest to the modern reader, from Lincoln's attitude toward women, civil liberties, and the 13th Amendment to a unique article written with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Mark E. Neely Jr. on collecting Lincoln memorabilia. Based on a variety of primary and secondary sources and adorned with rare historic illustrations not published elsewhere, this work is recommended for libraries that wish to have a truly comprehensive collection of materials on this President or that have a special interest in Lincoln collecting, even if they already own Stuart L Schneider's Collecting Lincoln.
Theresa R. McDevitt, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib.
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