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Contents: About This Book Introduction: Honest Abe Among the Rulers 1. Solemn Oath Registered in Heaven 2. Act Well Your Part, There All the Honor Lies 3. On Mastering the Situation: The Drama of Sumter 4. On Not Mastering the Situation: The Comedy of the Powhatan 5. Days of Choices: Two April Sundays 6. Realism Right at the Border 7. The Moral Meaning of the Union and the War 8. Bull Run and Other Defeats: Lincoln¿s Resolve 9. On Holding McClellan¿s Horse 10. The Trent and a Decent Respect for the Opinions of Mankind 11. The Magnanimity of a Resolute Statesman or What I Deal with is too Vast for Malicious Dealing A Second Introduction: Lincoln¿s Nation Among the Nations 12. I Felt It My Duty to Refuse 13. In Giving Freedom to the Slave We Assure Freedom to the Free 14. The Prompt Vindication of His Honor 15. And the Promise Being Made Must Be Kept 16. The Benign Prerogative to Pardon Unfortunate Guilt 17. Must I Shoot a Simple Soldier Boy? 18. A Hard War Without Hatred 19. Temptation in August 20. The Almighty Has His Own Purposes A Conclusion: Abraham Lincoln Among the Immortals Notes Acknowledgements Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Military leadership.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Ethics.
Political leadership -- United States -- Case studies.
Command of troops -- Case studies.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Moral and ethical aspects.