© 2010

Lincoln’s Legacy of Leadership

  • Editors
  • George R. Goethals
  • Gary L. McDowell

Part of the Jepson Studies in Leadership book series (JSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. George R. Goethals, Gary L. Mcdowell
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jeffrey Leigh Sedgwick
    Pages 57-72
  4. Daniel Walker Howe
    Pages 87-99
  5. Jennifer L. Weber
    Pages 123-138
  6. Douglas L. Wilson
    Pages 139-157
  7. Brian Holden Reid
    Pages 187-210
  8. George R. Goethals
    Pages 211-220
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 221-232

About this book


An in-depth look at Abraham Lincoln's leadership, both before and during his presidency. Lincoln led through times of confusion, war, and dissent. The set of chapters included in this volume are based on papers that constituted part of the 2008-2009 Jepson Leadership Forum at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond.


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About the authors

George R. Goethals is Professor of Leadership Studies and holder of the E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Professorship in Leadership Studies at the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, USA.

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"In this stimulating book, several of America's and Britain's leading Civil War historians and Lincoln biographers pool their talents to offer fresh interpretations of Abraham Lincoln's qualities of leadership. Readers will gain new insights on the Lincoln administration and discover principles of leadership also applicable to other crises." - James M. McPherson, Professor Emeritus of History, Princeton University

"George Goethals and Gary McDowell have collected riveting new scholarship from some of the country s best historians for what constitutes an essential and inspiring primer on American leadership. Few collections so usefully offer the lessons of the past as a guide to the challenges of the future. Both the editors and the University of Richmond s Jepson School of Leadership, which commissioned these thoughtful essays, have made an outstanding contribution to the Lincoln bicentennial." - Harold Holzer, Co-Chairman, U.S. Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.