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A Friend of Mr. Lincoln - A novel

Stephen Harrigan

THE GATES OF THE ALAMO author Stephen Harrigan returns to his historical fiction roots, reimagining Abraham Lincoln's early life when he was a young lawyer and rising politician in Springfield, Illinois. Told from the point-of-view of Lincoln's best friend, it starts during the Blackhawk War (in which Lincoln served) and ends in the mid-1840's, when Lincoln goes off to Washington after being elected to Congress and his friend heads west with the Donner Party. The novel is about a crucially formative period in Lincoln's life, when he was ruled by an almost ungovernable ambition, beset by bouts of depression, sometimes ruthlessly trying to advance himself while tortured with self-doubt and questions of personal honor. It tracks his strange on-and-off relationship with Mary Todd, his sudden and puzzling marriage to her, the duel he almost fought with a political opponent, his pragmatic and sometimes contradictory stands on slavery, his desire to be a poet, and his true-to-life flirtation with suicide--all in all, a portrait of a young politician on the make, deeply principled but also deeply flawed.

THE GATES OF THE ALAMO author Stephen Harrigan returns to his historical fiction roots, reimagining Abraham Lincoln's early life when he was a young lawyer and rising politician in Springfield, Illinois. Told from the point-of-view of Lincoln's best friend, it starts during the Blackhawk War (in which Lincoln served) and ends in the mid-1840's, when Lincoln goes off to Washington after being elected to Congress and his friend heads west with the Donner Party. The novel is about a crucially formative period in Lincoln's life, when he was ruled by an almost ungovernable ambition, beset by bouts of depression, sometimes ruthlessly trying to advance himself while tortured with self-doubt and questions of personal honor. It tracks his strange on-and-off relationship with Mary Todd, his sudden and puzzling marriage to her, the duel he almost fought with a political opponent, his pragmatic and sometimes contradictory stands on slavery, his desire to be a poet, and his true-to-life flirtation with suicide--all in all, a portrait of a young politician on the make, deeply principled but also deeply flawed.
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THE GATES OF THE ALAMO author Stephen Harrigan returns to his historical fiction roots, reimagining Abraham Lincoln's early life when he was a young lawyer and rising politician in Springfield, Illinois. Told from the point-of-view of Lincoln's best friend, it starts during the Blackhawk War (in which Lincoln served) and ends in the mid-1840's, when Lincoln goes off to Washington after being elected to Congress and his friend heads west with the Donner Party. The novel is about a crucially formative period in Lincoln's life, when he was ruled by an almost ungovernable ambition, beset by bouts of depression, sometimes ruthlessly trying to advance himself while tortured with self-doubt and questions of personal honor. It tracks his strange on-and-off relationship with Mary Todd, his sudden and puzzling marriage to her, the duel he almost fought with a political opponent, his pragmatic and sometimes contradictory stands on slavery, his desire to be a poet, and his true-to-life flirtation with suicide--all in all, a portrait of a young politician on the make, deeply principled but also deeply flawed.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

14h 24m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Part 1
Part 1

31:33


Part 2
Part 2

30:47


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

47:00


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

28:42


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

23:00


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

26:49


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

20:18


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

14:36


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

14:50


Part 5, Chapter 10
Part 5, Chapter 10

22:37


Part 5, Chapter 11
Part 5, Chapter 11

31:09


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

09:34


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

11:32


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

27:34


Part 6, Chapter 15
Part 6, Chapter 15

19:30


Part 6, Chapter 16
Part 6, Chapter 16

14:52


Part 7, Chapter 17
Part 7, Chapter 17

17:34


Part 7, Chapter 18
Part 7, Chapter 18

18:16


Part 7, Chapter 19
Part 7, Chapter 19

24:17


Part 7, Chapter 20
Part 7, Chapter 20

19:58


Part 7, Chapter 21
Part 7, Chapter 21

25:41


Part 7, Chapter 22
Part 7, Chapter 22

32:18


Part 8, Chapter 23
Part 8, Chapter 23

26:40


Part 8, Chapter 24
Part 8, Chapter 24

35:48


Part 8, Chapter 25
Part 8, Chapter 25

27:43


Part 8, Chapter 26
Part 8, Chapter 26

27:09


Part 9, Chapter 27
Part 9, Chapter 27

14:59


Part 9, Chapter 28
Part 9, Chapter 28

18:51


Part 9, Chapter 29
Part 9, Chapter 29

15:31


Part 9, Chapter 30
Part 9, Chapter 30

16:57


Part 9, Chapter 31
Part 9, Chapter 31

14:24


Part 9, Chapter 32
Part 9, Chapter 32

16:34


Part 10
Part 10

23:10


Part 11, Chapter 34
Part 11, Chapter 34

34:01


Part 11, Chapter 35
Part 11, Chapter 35

08:11


Part 11, Chapter 36
Part 11, Chapter 36

14:28


Part 11, Chapter 37
Part 11, Chapter 37

16:16


Part 11, Chapter 38
Part 11, Chapter 38

11:40


Part 12, Chapter 39
Part 12, Chapter 39

20:21


Part 12, Chapter 40
Part 12, Chapter 40

09:03


Part 12, Chapter 41
Part 12, Chapter 41

00:23