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Miller, William Lee

Overview
Works: 30 works in 131 publications in 3 languages and 9,956 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E457.2, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Lee Miller
Lincoln's virtues : an ethical biography by William Lee Miller( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 2,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book traces Abraham Lincoln's moral and intellectual development in the context of his times and in contrast with the leading issues of the day, including slavery
The first liberty : religion and the American Republic by William Lee Miller( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and German and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the American concept of religious liberty: how it originated, its enactment into law, and its continuing consequences
President Lincoln : the duty of a statesman by William Lee Miller( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American president has come to be the most powerful figure in the world--and in the nineteenth century, a great man held that office. Lincoln scholar Miller's new book closely examines that great man in that hugely important office, analyzing the commander in chief who coped with the profound moral dilemmas of America's bloodiest war. In this sequel to Lincoln's Virtues Miller completes his "ethical biography," showing the inexperienced backcountry politician transformed into a head of state, slapped from the first minute of his presidency by decisions of the utmost gravity and confronted by the radical moral contradiction left by the nation's Founders: universal ideals of Equality and Liberty and the monstrous injustice of slavery. Miller finds in this superb politician a remarkable presidential combination: an indomitable resolve, combined with the judgment that keeps it from being mindless stubbornness; and a supreme magnanimity, combined with the judgment that keeps it from being sentimentality.--From publisher description
Two Americans : Truman, Eisenhower, and a dangerous world by William Lee Miller( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a dual examination of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower to analyze their similarities and differences, covering their roles in the high politics of their time and their respective experiences during and between the world wars
The business of May next : James Madison and the founding by William Lee Miller( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Good fortune offered this nation an unusual chance at ideal nation-forming and ... some honorable leaders seized that chance," writes William Lee Miller in The Business of May Next, and none among the founders made more of the opportunity than did James Madison, subject of this engaging work. Madison is depicted during the critical years between 1784 and 1791, when he was so active in articulating the governmental aims of the fledgling nation that he sometimes found himself in official dialogue with himself. More than simply a historical and biographical account, the book traces Madison's political and theoretical development as a means of illuminating its larger theme, the moral and intellectual underpinnings of the American nation. With a sound grasp of his material and a refreshing style Miller reveals how Madison's research into republics and his influence on the writing of the Constitution are central to the values for which the nation stands. From an examination of Madison's notes, Miller traces Madison's early research into other republics and their weaknesses. He reveals how Madison's thinking shaped the Virginia Plan, which, in turn, shaped the United States Constitution and the nation's institutions. The author writes that Madison sought the strands of Republicanism in history and gave republican ideals new and lasting institutional expression. He shows how the making of republican institutions became a collaboration, and how the newly created institutions contained within themselves provision for their own continuing alteration and for the involvement and influence of collective humanity down through the years. Miller follows Madison through the Constitutional Convention ("the business of May next") to the great national argument on behalf of the Constitution, notably through the Federalist papers. Of particular interest are his discussions of the constitutional deliberations over religious freedom and the institution of slavery
The Fifteenth Ward and the Great Society; an encounter with a modern city by William Lee Miller( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piety along the Potomac; notes on politics and morals in the fifties by William Lee Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Protestant and politics by William Lee Miller( Book )

3 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in English and Korean and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the free society by Fund for the Republic( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catholic pamphlet
Of thee, nevertheless, I sing : an essay on American political values by William Lee Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first liberty : America's foundation in religious freedom by William Lee Miller( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concept of religion-based politics has taken on new and sometimes ominous tones - even within the United States. In revisiting his prescient and influential first edition of The First Liberty, William Lee Miller has written a pointed new introduction, discussing how religious liberty has fathomed new depths in a post-9/11 world. Along with new material on recent Supreme Court cases involving church-state relations, and a new concluding chapter on America's religious and political landscape, this volume is an eloquent and thorough interpretation of how religious faith and political freedom continue to intermingle - and most importantly, how each must respect the boundary of the other." "Though many claim the United States to be a "Christian Nation," Miller reveals the true philosophical and political scaffolding that helped to build the famous "wall of separation" between church and state. Miller traces this fundamental American principle through the three great standard-bearers of religious liberty: Jefferson, Madison, and Roger Williams. Jefferson, who wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, the precursor of the First Amendment of the Constitution; James Madison, who was politically responsible for Virginia's acceptance of religious liberty and who, a few years later, helped draft the Bill of Rights; and the even earlier figure, the radical dissenter Roger Williams, who propounded the idea of religious freedom not as a rational secularist but out of a deeply held spiritual faith." "The debate these founders began continues today in passionate arguments about civil rights, school prayer, abortion, Christmas creches, conscientious objection during warfare - and demonstrates how the right to hold any religious belief, including atheism, has dynamically shaped American political life."--Jacket
Religion and the public good : a bicentennial forum( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Lincoln : the duty of a statesman by William Lee Miller( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American president has come to be the most powerful figure in the world---and back in the nineteenth century, a great man held that office. William Lee Miller's new book closely examines that great man in that hugely important office: Abraham Lincoln as president
Two Americans : Truman, Eisenhower, and a dangerous world by William Lee Miller( )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Lee Miller delves into the life stories of Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower in this fascinating account of two ordinary men dealing with extraordinary power
Lincoln's second inaugural : a study in political ethics by William Lee Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supreme Court decisions on church and state( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welfare and values in America : a review of attitudes toward welfare and welfare policies in the light of American history and culture by William Lee Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Williamsburg : cradle of the first liberty by William Lee Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and some American temptations by William Lee Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linc : the Duty of a Statesman by William Lee Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American president has come to be the most powerful figure in the world--and in the nineteenth century, a great man held that office. Lincoln scholar Miller's new book closely examines that great man in that hugely important office, analyzing the commander in chief who coped with the profound moral dilemmas of America's bloodiest war. In this sequel to Lincoln's Virtues Miller completes his "ethical biography," showing the inexperienced backcountry politician transformed into a head of state, slapped from the first minute of his presidency by decisions of the utmost gravity and confronted by the radical moral contradiction left by the nation's Founders: universal ideals of Equality and Liberty and the monstrous injustice of slavery. Miller finds in this superb politician a remarkable presidential combination: an indomitable resolve, combined with the judgment that keeps it from being mindless stubbornness; and a supreme magnanimity, combined with the judgment that keeps it from being sentimentality.--From publisher description
 
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Lincoln's virtues : an ethical biography
Alternative Names
Lee Miller, William 1926-

Miller, William L.

Miller, William L. 1926-

William Lee Miller Amerikaans politicoloog (1926-2012)

William Lee Miller universitaire américain

ویلیام لی میلر

Languages
English (116)

German (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
President Lincoln : the duty of a statesmanThe business of May next : James Madison and the foundingThe first liberty : America's foundation in religious freedomReligion and the public good : a bicentennial forumPresident Lincoln : the duty of a statesmanLinc : the Duty of a Statesman