Lincoln's Legacy of Leadership

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorGeorge R. Goethals, Gary L. McDowell

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Through this in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln, both before and during his presidency, we can learn through his leadership in times of confusion, war, and dissent. The set of chapters included in this volume are based on papers that constituted part of the 2008-2009 Jepson Leadership Forum at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.  The chapters consider Lincoln’s intellectual, moral, political, and military leadership.  The authors include the world’s foremost Lincoln scholars, including Pulitzer Prize winner Daniel Walker Howe, and Lincoln Prize winners Richard Carwardine and Douglas Wilson.

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Through this in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln, both before and during his presidency, we can learn through his leadership in times of confusion, war, and dissent. The set of chapters included in this volume are based on papers that constituted part of the 2008-2009 Jepson Leadership Forum at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at t...

Gary L. McDowell is Professor of Leadership Studies and holders of the Tyler Haynes Interdisciplinary Chair in Leadership Studies, Political Science and Law. George R. Goethals is Professor of Leadership Studies and holder of the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Leadership Studies.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.44 × 5.63 × 0.74 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230622836

ISBN - 13:9780230622838

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Contributors * Acknowledgments * Introduction--George R. Goethals and Gary L. McDowell * What Lincoln Was Up Against: The Context of Leadership--Edward L. Ayers * Lincoln’s Construction of the Consent Principle and the Right of Revolution in the Secession Crisis--Herman J. Belz * Abraham Lincoln and the Search for American Identity--Jeffrey Leigh Sedgwick * The Magnanimity of Abraham Lincoln: “What I Deal With Is Too Vast For Malicious Dealing”--William Lee Miller * Abraham Lincoln’s Opposition to the Mexican War--Daniel Walker Howe * Wonderful Self-Reliance: Abraham Lincoln’s Leadership--Richard Carwardine * Lincoln and the Copperheads--Jennifer L. Weber * Abraham Lincoln and the Shaping of Public Opinion--Douglas L. Wilson * Genius or Talented Amateur: Lincoln as Military Strategist--Joseph Glatthaar * Abraham Lincoln as War Leader, 1861-1865 --Brian Holden Reid * Epilogue--George R. Goethals