Lawyer Lincoln

This classic biography rescues Abe Lincoln, a shrewd practitioner of frontier jurisprudence, from schoolbook myths of Honest Abe. Anecdotal and penetrating, it portrays Lincoln the trial lawyer, the brief lawyer, the appellate lawyer, the railroad and big business lawyer, and for a time the judge. It follows him, too, into his Civil War presidency to attest to status as one of the world’s truly great legal minds.