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Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America's Greatest President
There are thousands of books currently in print about Abraham Lincoln, his life, and his presidency, but only a handful of them focus on Lincoln's pre-presidential career: law. Lincoln practiced law for nearly twenty-five years in the Illinois courts. Other than part-time service in the Illinois legislature and the United States Congress, law was his full-time occupation. ...more
Paperback, 263 pages
Published January 25th 2012 by University Press of Kentucky
(first published January 1st 2010)
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The main problem I have with this book is the fact that each chapter is written by a different person. As a result, it is not a smooth read, as one has to switch between the various writing styles of the various contributors over and over. Another problem I have is that this book often has more of a historical feel than a legal feel; and I was hoping for more of a legal feel. And to go hand in hand with that statement, sometimes, as I was reading certain sections of the book, I found myself aski ...more