Lincoln"Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator and sixteenth President
of the United States, serving from 1861 until his assassination. His
life is captured brilliantly by writer John Hugh Bowers. The Life of
Lincoln depicts an amazing man's triumphs, insecurities, and crushing
defeats with uncanny insight: his early poverty and the ambition that
propelled him out of it; the shaping of the man and his political
philosophy by youthful exposure to Christianity, slavery, and business;
his tempestuous marriage and his fatherly love.
Lincoln was elected to the presidency by a twist of fate. As an
outspoken opponent of the expansion of slavery in the United States,
Lincoln won the Republican Party nomination in 1860 and was elected
president later that year. He introduced measures that resulted in the
abolition of slavery, issuing his Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and
promoting the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution
Lincoln had an unswerving devotion to maintaining the union as he
oversaw the grim day-to-day conduct of the war as his vision and acumen
led the country forward. During his term, he helped preserve the United
States by leading the defeat of the secessionist Confederate States of
America in the American Civil War. He closely supervised the victorious
war effort, especially the selection of top generals, including Ulysses
Legacy Audio is proud to present this incisive study of a turnin point
in our history and a revealing portrait of its pivotal figure, his
greatness etched even more clearly in this very touching human story."
Title: Life of Lincoln
Media Type: CD; set of 2 CD's
strong narrative voice is augmented by music and sound
effects...Lincoln's story is told at a fast clip, but it doesn't sound
rushed, and listeners won't feel that anything has been left out.,,but
anyone looking to introduce his or her children to the president who
freed the slaves and preserved the nation in a time of crisis will find
this well done."
- J.A.S. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2010] Biography & Memoir • 1.5 hrs. • Unabridged • ©2009
story is absorbing, and even though the author only touches on the
highlights of Lincoln’s life, there were still details that I had not
known before. It also gives a little better insight into the mind of a
The story is well written, and Lincoln truly becomes a 'living' human
being. Even his faults are brought out to let him be human. Listen to
this CD, and learn about Abraham Lincoln."
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.