A Life of Purpose and Power
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.35 hours)
Product Number: Z100097604
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483066141
Narrator/s: Stefan Rudnicki
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As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. This extraordinary biography by one of the most highly regarded historians on the subject examines Lincoln both as a rising politician and as president. While pursuing office, Lincoln drew strength from public opinion and from the machinery of his party. As a wartime president, he recognized the limits as well as the possibilities of power. In his struggle to end slavery, he found allies in the churches, their humanitarian agencies, and the volunteer Union Army. In illuminating the political talents that went hand in hand with a large and serious moral purpose, Carwardine gives us a fresh, important portrait of the incomparable Abraham Lincoln.

Author(s): Richard Carwardine
Original Publish Date: Feb 05, 2009

All formats/editions

Author(s): Richard Carwardine
Narrator(s): Stefan Rudnicki
Product Number DD4424
Released: Mar 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781433264580
Author(s): Richard Carwardine
Product Number EB00169653
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307264671

Professional reviews

"One might think that a history of Lincoln's mind wouldn't be much different from the history of his life, but in narrative terms the distinction makes a world of difference. Carwardine's magisterial history of Lincoln's thinking on politics, religion, race, the Constitution, and a dozen other topics follows the chronology of his life but is a study, rather than an account of time, place, and events. Whereas a print reader might pause to reflect, in audio it is narrator Stefan Rudnicki's task to maintain the pace and rhythm of the whole. That he does so while staying true to the meditative character of the text is a measure of his impressive skill and discipline. For those who know Lincoln's biography already, this is a book that unlocks many puzzles and seeming contradictions in his record. D.A.W. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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