Lincoln the Lawyer
University of Illinois Press, 2007 M03 15 - 248 pages
This fascinating history explores Abraham Lincoln's legal career, investigating the origins of his desire to practice law, his legal education, his partnerships with John Stuart, Stephen Logan, and William Herndon, and the maturation of his far-flung practice in the 1840s and 1850s. Brian Dirck also examines Lincoln's clientele, how he charged his clients, and how he addressed judge and jury, as well as his views on legal ethics and the supposition that he never defended a client he knew to be guilty.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - messpots - LibraryThing
A non-legal historian who sets out to write legal history must bring something of his own to the project, e.g. knowledge of history, economics, social life, or some more narrow specialism. The author ... Read full review
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I just finished reviewing Brian Dirck’s Lincoln the Lawyer for the Indiana State Library's (ISL) Talking Book and Braille Library. When I first opened the packet from the ISL, I must admit that I was ... Read full review