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

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    • Abstract:
      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's extensive writings and records to offer a fascinating look at how we might solve some of our most challenging problems, Lincoln-style,"--Amazon.com.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
    • ISBN:
      9780544814646
      0544814649
    • Accession Number:
      2016041287
    • Accession Number:
      ocn957647780
      957647780
    • Accession Number:
      fay.518244
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PHILLIPS, D. T. Lincoln on leadership for today : Abraham Lincoln’s approach to twenty-first-century issues. [s. l.]: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. ISBN 9780544814646. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518244. Acesso em: 10 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Phillips DT. Lincoln on Leadership for Today : Abraham Lincoln’s Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518244. Accessed April 10, 2020.
    • APA:
      Phillips, D. T. (2017). Lincoln on leadership for today : Abraham Lincoln’s approach to twenty-first-century issues. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Phillips, Donald T. 2017. Lincoln on Leadership for Today : Abraham Lincoln’s Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518244.
    • Harvard:
      Phillips, D. T. (2017) Lincoln on leadership for today : Abraham Lincoln’s approach to twenty-first-century issues. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518244 (Accessed: 10 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Phillips, DT 2017, Lincoln on leadership for today : Abraham Lincoln’s approach to twenty-first-century issues, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, viewed 10 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Phillips, Donald T. Lincoln on Leadership for Today : Abraham Lincoln’s Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518244.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Phillips, Donald T. Lincoln on Leadership for Today : Abraham Lincoln’s Approach to Twenty-First-Century Issues. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518244.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Phillips DT. Lincoln on leadership for today : Abraham Lincoln’s approach to twenty-first-century issues [Internet]. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 2017 [cited 2020 Apr 10]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.518244

Reviews

PW Reviews 2016 November #1

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. Agent: Bob Barnett, Williams & Connolly. (Feb.) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly.