Format:
Book
Author:
Lowry, Rich.
Title:
Lincoln unbound : how an ambitious young railsplitter saved the American dream-and how we can do it again / Rich Lowry.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : Broadside Books, [2013].
©2013.
Description:
viii, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Revered today across the political spectrum, Abraham Lincoln believed in a small but active government in a nation defined by aspiration. He embraced the market and the transportation and communications revolutions beginning to take hold, and helped give birth to the modern industrial economy. Lincoln's vision of an upwardly mobile society that rewards and supports individual striving was wondrously realized. Now, it is under threat. Economic stagnation and social breakdown are undermining that mobility. To meet these challenges, conservative columnist Rich Lowry draws us back to the lessons of Lincoln. It is imperative, he argues, to preserve a fluid economy and the bourgeois virtues that make it possible for individuals to thrive within it.--From publisher description.
Subjects:
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Political and social views.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Ethics.
American Dream.
Free enterprise -- United States.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Introduction : "an inestimable jewel" : Lincoln's America -- "An ambition that knew no rest" : young man on the make -- "The sober, industrious, thriving people" : a devoted Whig -- "The true system" : the genius of American capitalism -- "Our fathers" : the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the purpose of America -- "A great empire": Lincoln's vision realized -- "Work, work, work" : recovering the Lincoln ethic.
LCCN:
2013017427
ISBN:
9780062123787 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0062123785 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780062123794 (trade pb : alk. paper)
0062123793 (trade pb : alk. paper)
* 9780062123800 (ebook : alk. paper)
Other Number:
844073865
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
2
Control Number:
719589
Call Number:
973.7092 L921L 2013
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
2
# System items in:
2