Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tried by War, James M. McPherson is acclaimed as the greatest living Civil War historian. In this compelling biography, McPherson follows Abraham Lincoln from his early frontier days to his turbulent years in the White House. This concise yet comprehensive account reveals why Lincoln still remains a quintessential American icon.
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"John McDonough's magisterial narration gives listeners a sense of the remarkable life and shocking death of the nation's greatest president. McDonough vividly delivers Lincoln's debates, speeches, and proclamations. The text, by esteemed Civil War historian James M. McPherson, takes listeners on a fast-paced review of Lincoln's early career in law and traces the significant ups and downs of his political life. Lincoln's rise to national power, his melancholy, his marriage, his ambition, his trials as a war leader and manager of a Cabinet of immense egos are detailed, and his place in history is affirmed in this eloquent audiobook, which commemorates the 200th anniversary of his birth. A.D.M. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"