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Author Phillips, Donald T. (Donald Thomas), 1952- author.

Title Lincoln on leadership for today : Abraham Lincoln's approach to twenty-first-century issues / Donald T. Phillips.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.7 PHI    Available
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    973.7 PHI    Available
Description viii, 324 pages ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A just and generous and prosperous system -- Nonintervention in other countries as a sacred principle of international law -- To emancipate the mind -- Rising with the occasion -- The eternal struggle between right and wrong -- The tendency of prosperity to breed tyrants -- The better angels of our nature -- With firmness in the right -- The middle ground -- No less than national -- The fiery trial -- The thunderbolt -- A more elevated position -- A fair chance in the race of life -- This terrible, bloody war -- With malice toward none -- Peace with all nations.
Summary "Abraham Lincoln is recognized as one of history's finest leaders, a great president when the United States was under tremendous strain. But suppose he were alive today? How would Lincoln deal with today's high-pressure issues, from politics to business? Based on a lifelong study of Lincoln's life, writings, and speeches, best-selling author Donald T. Phillips offers compelling ideas on how Lincoln would employ his exemplary leadership and executive style. How would Lincoln handle today's frayed race relations, terrorism at home and abroad, gun control, and the influence of special interest groups on Congress? What would have been Lincoln's reaction to the invasion of Iraq? How would he have handled the Great Recession? What would be his stance on science and climate change? How did Lincoln feel about government entitlement programs? Would he have them at all? How would he feel about the growing gap between the haves and the have-nots, a worker's right to strike, the minimum wage, and labor unions? Would Lincoln have a mobile phone and embrace the whirl of social media? Phillips hews very closely to Lincoln&#x;s extensive writings and records to offer a fascinating look at how we might solve some of our most challenging problems, Lincoln-style,"
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Political leadership -- United States.
ISBN 9780544814646 (hardcover)
0544814649 (hardcover)
9781328745699 (trade paper)
1328745694 (trade paper)

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