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