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Sourcebooks Complete Catalogue Oct 2016

Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life
By (author): Jonathan White



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Mar 26, 2015
Print Run: 3000
$21.99 CAD


6in x 4 x 0.7 in | 170 gr

Page Count:

128 pages
Cumberland House
REFERENCE / Quotations

Wisdom and stories from one of America's most unique legal minds

Abraham Lincoln's success as a politician was rooted in experience in the courtroom. Despite a presidency plagued with moral and legal crises, this self-taught prairie lawyer deftly led the nation by relying on the core principles he honed in his early career: honestly, self-discipline, and a powerful sense of social responsibility. Aspiring and practicinglawyers alike often looked to Lincoln for guidance—and his hard-won wisdom is as relevant today as ever.

Drawn from his correspondence with aspiring attorneys as well as observations from friends and colleagues, Lincoln on Law, Leadership, and Life is an insightful collection of Lincoln's timeless quotes, quips, and stories.

"This should be required reading in every law school in America."—Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice, Rhode Island Supreme Court, and founding chair of The Lincoln Forum.

"Using Abraham Lincoln's words and those of his fellow lawyers, Jonathan W. White presents a tightly woven story of Lincoln's rise in the law and politics during his 24 year practice. What comes through is Lincoln's discipline and work ethic, empathy for his clients, the succinctness of his pleadings foreshadowing his great writing skills, and his great speaking ability. This short primer should be required reading in every law school in America." - Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and founding Chair of the Lincoln Forum

"Professor Jonathan White combines specific, yet applicable advice from Abraham Lincoln's experience as an attorney. Lincoln on Law, Leadership and Life is a quick read...throughout the book, anyone unfamiliar with Lincoln before his presidency will now understand his important influence to the law profession." - The Reporter

"This little book can be read in a couple of hours and enjoyed by anyone - particularly lawyers, law students, and those contemplating attending law school." - The Federal Lawyer

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