Lincoln's Greatest Speech

The Second Inaugural
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.68 hours)
Product Number: Z100093639
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481549066
Narrator/s: Raymond Todd
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After four years of unspeakable horror and sacrifice on both sides, the Civil War was about to end. On March 4, 1865, at his second inauguration, President Lincoln did not offer the North the victory speech it yearned for; nor did he blame the South solely for the sin of slavery. Calling the whole nation to account, Lincoln offered a moral framework for peace and reconciliation. Eventually this "with malice toward none" address would be accepted and revered as one of the greatest in the nation's history. White's compelling description of Lincoln's articulation of our nation's struggle and the suffering of all-North, South, soldier, slave-offers new insight into Lincoln's own hard-won victory over doubt and his promise of authority and passion. Delivered only weeks before his assassination, the speech was the culmination of Lincoln's moral and rhetorical genius.

Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Dec 11, 2008

All formats/editions

Product Number EB00570068
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9780743242868

Professional reviews

"This excellent book is carefully and clearly read by Raymond Todd. It is a commentary on Lincoln's speech at his second inauguration, with its sources and context clearly explained. Todd is respectful in his narration, using an appropriate tone throughout. His clear tenor voice and even pace allow the reader to follow the material easily. Further, his interpretation carries the reader along for a fascinating story about a very important and very short speech. M.L.C. (c) AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine"

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