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Founders' Son - A Life of Abraham Lincoln

Richard Brookhiser

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In Founders' Son, celebrated historian Richard Brookhiser presents a compelling new biography of Abraham Lincoln that highlights his lifelong struggle to carry on the work of the Founding Fathers. Following Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, DC, Brookhiser shows us every side of the man: laborer, lawyer, congressman, president; storyteller, wit, lover of ribald jokes; depressive, poet, friend, visionary. And he shows that despite Lincoln's many roles and his varied life, he returned time and time again to the Founders. They were rhetorical and political touchstones, the basis of his interest in politics, and the lodestars guiding him as he navigated first Illinois politics and then the national scene. But their legacy was not sufficient. As the Civil War lengthened and the casualties mounted, Lincoln wrestled with one more paternal figure-God the Father-to explain to himself, and to the nation, why ending slavery had come at such a terrible price.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Norman Dietz

Length:

12h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

23:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

37:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

43:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

55:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

35:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

52:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

36:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

38:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

45:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

48:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

30:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:39