Lincoln's Greatest Case

The River, The Bridge, and The Making of America
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Product Number: C03650
Released: Apr 10, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490658605
Narrator/s: Richard Poe
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Lincoln scholar Brian McGinty paints history on a grand scale as he re-creates a legal case that changed the face of a nation. Before becoming president, Abraham Lincoln successfully argued a trial pitting railroad vs. steamboat. In the course of this untold story, listeners follow the creation of a transnational railroad while witnessing the future president's ascension to the national stage.

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Author(s): Brian McGinty
Genre: History

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Lincoln's Greatest Case
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Product Number:C03650
Product Number:Z09888

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Author(s): Brian McGinty
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Genre: History
Product Number Z09888
Released: Feb 25, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490658612
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Author(s): Brian McGinty
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Genre: History
Product Number MP1317
Released: Jun 05, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490674858

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"Richard Poe offers a solid and, at times, animated reading of this examination of one of Abraham LincolnÕs more celebrated court cases. But PoeÕs presentation is uneven. He reads witness testimony with animation, as if he were portraying the witness himself in a play. It adds to the atmosphere nicely. But in the authorÕs long expository sectionsÑon topics such as the history of steamboats and railroadsÑPoe is more neutral and sometimes pauses overly long between sentences and phrases. The author uses those chapters to lengthen his look at a case that started with a steamboat crashing into a Mississippi River railroad bridge. A more evenly engaging performance would help listeners follow the material more easily. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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