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dc.contributor.advisorSpencer, Ivor Debenham, 1909-1987
dc.contributor.authorBlumberg, Stephen Dorn
dc.description105 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractHere is the essence of the presidency, my thesis and an analysis of Abraham Lincoln. In the search to answer what is the presidency we can be deluded into believing many illusory characteristics of the man who occupies the office. What must become evident is that the man who has reached this exalted position and wishes to succeed as president must wield power. He can be successful only if "his choices of objectives, and of timing, and of instruments, and by his choice of choices to avoid," can secure him the maximum amount of strength and security. In a world of intrigue and conflict, the president must be the complete politician because no matter what his policies are: whether idealistic, right or wrong; the only means of implementing them is to be able to command enough power to be able to coax, bribe, pressure, or coerce the opposition into submission.en_US
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dc.titleAbraham Lincoln the Politician, as Witnessed in the Election of 1864en_US

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