Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln's Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues

Lincoln on Leadership for Today: Abraham Lincoln's Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues

By:  Donald T. Phillips

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“Don Phillips has done it again . . . bringing Lincoln’s brilliant leadership to life. Lincoln’s brilliance is as relevant today as it was a century and half ago.” — George Bodenheimer, former president, ESPN, and author of Every Town Is a Sports Town

How can President Lincoln’s wisdom be applied to the most pressing conflicts of modern-day America?

With a characteristically fresh and perceptive reading of Abraham Lincoln’s own writings and speeches, best-selling author Donald T. Phillips reveals how America’s sixteenth president handled many of the same national dilemmas we face today. Looking to Lincoln’s exemplary leadership of a fractured nation, Phillips offers a deeply relevant analysis of how Lincoln’s example could help forge solutions to the many issues and divisions challenging our country now.

“[An] intelligent and often moving look at one of the nation’s greatest presidents . . . Using his extensive knowledge of Lincoln, Phillips makes convincing cases throughout for what the nineteenth-century statesman’s opinion would be on a wide array of issues faced by the twenty-first-century United States, including climate change, torture, immigration, and equal pay for women. For readers who find present-day politics almost too much to contemplate, Phillips’s closing vision of Lincoln witnessing the ‘current state of affairs’ will be especially poignant and bittersweet.” — Publishers Weekly

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  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544814561

  • ISBN-10: 0544814568

  • Pages: 304

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 02/07/2017

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Donald T. Phillips
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Donald T. Phillips

A best-selling author of major works of nonfiction, DON T. PHILLIPS is known for his ability to tell stories and bring history alive with crisp, compelling prose. His trilogy on American leadership (Lincoln on Leadership, The Founding Fathers on Leadership, Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership) has won worldwide acclaim. His first book, Lincoln on Leadership, helped pave the way toward the creation of an entire new genre of books on historical leadership. Phillips has also collaborated on books with Mike Krzyzewski, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Cal Ripken, Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, and ESPN's George Bodenheimer.
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    Phillips’s topical follow-up to his earlier Lincoln on Leadership begins by describing the nine-year-old Abraham Lincoln at his mother’s deathbed, listening to her last words: “Be good to one another.” That sets the tone for this intelligent and often moving look at one of the nation’s greatest presidents. Phillips portrays Lincoln as a gentle and sensitive boy who became the same type of leader, trying to maintain the Union in his early presidency while dealing with high casualty rates and soldiers gone AWOL. While Lincoln was a conscientious congressman who often made bipartisan overtures, he also took care to denounce the “evil spirit” of corruption he saw in Washington, D.C. Elsewhere, Phillips recalls a momentous biblical quotation from one of Lincoln’s early senate campaigns, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Using his extensive knowledge of Lincoln, Phillips makes convincing cases throughout for what the 19th-century statesman’s opinion would be on a wide array of issues faced by the 21st-century U.S., including climate change, torture, immigration, and equal pay for women. For readers who find present-day politics almost too much to contemplate, Phillips’s closing vision of Lincoln witnessing the “current state of affairs” will be especially poignant and bittersweet.”  —Publishers Weekly 

      

    “Donald T. Phillips has a gift for making 19th-century history relevant for the 21st century. Lincoln on Leadership for Today is a marvelous way to think about our current policy woes. Highly recommended!”  —Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University, CNN Presidential Historian, and author of the book Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America. 

      

    “Don Phillips has done it again…bringing Lincoln’s brilliant leadership to life. Lincoln’s brilliance is as relevant today as it was a century and half ago.”  —George Bodenheimer, Former President, ESPN, and author of Every Town is a Sports Town 

     

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  • Format: eBook

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544814561

  • ISBN-10: 0544814568

  • Pages: 304

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 02/07/2017

  • Carton Quantity: 1

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