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Abraham Lincoln - The American Presidents Series: The 16th President, 1861-1865

George S. McGovern

America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president-the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many times, but never by a man who himself sought the office of president and contemplated the awesome responsibilities that come with it. George S. McGovern-a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian by training-offers his unique insight into our sixteenth president. He shows how Lincoln sometimes went astray, particularly in his restrictions on civil liberties, but also how he adjusted his sights and transformed the Civil War from a political dispute to a moral crusade. McGovern's account reminds us why we hold Lincoln in such esteem and why he remains the standard by which all of his successors are measured.

America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president-the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many times, but never by a man who himself sought the office of president and contemplated the awesome responsibilities that come with it. George S. McGovern-a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian by training-offers his unique insight into our sixteenth president. He shows how Lincoln sometimes went astray, particularly in his restrictions on civil liberties, but also how he adjusted his sights and transformed the Civil War from a political dispute to a moral crusade. McGovern's account reminds us why we hold Lincoln in such esteem and why he remains the standard by which all of his successors are measured.
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America's greatest president, who rose to power in the country's greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president-the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation's wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many times, but never by a man who himself sought the office of president and contemplated the awesome responsibilities that come with it. George S. McGovern-a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian by training-offers his unique insight into our sixteenth president. He shows how Lincoln sometimes went astray, particularly in his restrictions on civil liberties, but also how he adjusted his sights and transformed the Civil War from a political dispute to a moral crusade. McGovern's account reminds us why we hold Lincoln in such esteem and why he remains the standard by which all of his successors are measured.

Language:

English

Narrators:

William Dufris

Length:

5h 30m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:16


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:24


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:15


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:41


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:35


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:47


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:59


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:32


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:39


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:58


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:08