October 3, 2008

Staff Picks: ** Contest Alert ** Trial by War

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 4:05 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Today, I'm offering a book and CD set of James M. McPherson's book entitled Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief.
McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History at Princeton University and is the bestselling author of Battle Cry of Freedom (won the Pulitzer Prize), For Cause and Comrades and Crossroads of Freedom.
Joseph Glatthaar, author of Forgotten Allies said this about the book: "This is vintage McPherson. Smart, shrewdly analytical, insightful, and elegantly written, Tried by War is sure to become the standard treatment of Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief."
Now, that's about the author, but to win this set - here's what I need from you: Lincoln's bicentennial celebration of his birthday is next year and we all know that he was an Illinois state legislator, but where was he born?
The first one to email me at will get a copy of Trial by War and its CD AND a copy of Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich on CD.

About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.