The Duty of a Statesman
Vintage, Paperback, 9781400034161, 512pp.
Publication Date: January 6, 2009
With wit and penetrating sensitivity, Miller brings together the great themes that have become Lincoln's legacy preserving the United States of America while ending the odious institution that corrupted the nation's meaning and illuminates his remarkable presidential combination: indomitable resolve and supreme magnanimity.
“One of the best and most beautifully written accounts of the great man's years in the White House.” —The Washington Post “Superb. . . . Miller's portrait of Lincoln exhibits many familiar facets, but by isolating and judging him on that moral plane he shows how intelligence, humor, patience, and character can combine spectacularly.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Deserves to be placed alongside the masterpieces by David Herbert Donald, Merrill Peterson and Michael Burlingame. . . . Exceptional.” —The Sunday Star-Ledger “Splendid. . . . This rich and rewarding book should be enjoyed by all those interested in Lincoln or the presidency in general.” —BookPage