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Life Of Abraham Lincoln

Ward Hill Lamon

Ward Hill Lamon's work is a study of the life of the 16th President of the United States of America from his childhood to the day of his first inauguration. Lamon, who worked with Lincoln during his administration, and who had access to the papers of Lincoln's law partner and biographer William Herndon, paints a vivid portrait of the years that lead to what many considered to be an unlikely yet successful run for the presidency. From his time fighting in the west as both an officer and a private soldier, through his Congressional years, private law practice and failed attempts to win a seat in the United States Senate, Lincoln is presented as the human being he was, nothing more and nothing less. This fascinating man, who arguably could be considered the best president the United States has ever known, was a complex and intensely private and conflicted individual who nonetheless sought and found his calling in public service. Lamon skillfully weaves Lincoln's speeches and letters, often in full, throughout his narrative so that the reader hears much of the story in Lincoln's own words. Rich in detail, one comes away with a fuller understanding of who Lincoln was and what formed his political and religious beliefs. With so much already known about Lincoln, Lamon's work supplements known history with private details that only Herndon and Lamon and those closest to Lincoln could provide. (Summary by Greg Giordano)

Ward Hill Lamon's work is a study of the life of the 16th President of the United States of America from his childhood to the day of his first inauguration. Lamon, who worked with Lincoln during his administration, and who had access to the papers of Lincoln's law partner and biographer William Herndon, paints a vivid portrait of the years that lead to what many considered to be an unlikely yet successful run for the presidency. From his time fighting in the west as both an officer and a private soldier, through his Congressional years, private law practice and failed attempts to win a seat in the United States Senate, Lincoln is presented as the human being he was, nothing more and nothing less. This fascinating man, who arguably could be considered the best president the United States has ever known, was a complex and intensely private and conflicted individual who nonetheless sought and found his calling in public service. Lamon skillfully weaves Lincoln's speeches and letters, often in full, throughout his narrative so that the reader hears much of the story in Lincoln's own words. Rich in detail, one comes away with a fuller understanding of who Lincoln was and what formed his political and religious beliefs. With so much already known about Lincoln, Lamon's work supplements known history with private details that only Herndon and Lamon and those closest to Lincoln could provide. (Summary by Greg Giordano)
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Genres:

History

Description:

Ward Hill Lamon's work is a study of the life of the 16th President of the United States of America from his childhood to the day of his first inauguration. Lamon, who worked with Lincoln during his administration, and who had access to the papers of Lincoln's law partner and biographer William Herndon, paints a vivid portrait of the years that lead to what many considered to be an unlikely yet successful run for the presidency. From his time fighting in the west as both an officer and a private soldier, through his Congressional years, private law practice and failed attempts to win a seat in the United States Senate, Lincoln is presented as the human being he was, nothing more and nothing less. This fascinating man, who arguably could be considered the best president the United States has ever known, was a complex and intensely private and conflicted individual who nonetheless sought and found his calling in public service. Lamon skillfully weaves Lincoln's speeches and letters, often in full, throughout his narrative so that the reader hears much of the story in Lincoln's own words. Rich in detail, one comes away with a fuller understanding of who Lincoln was and what formed his political and religious beliefs. With so much already known about Lincoln, Lamon's work supplements known history with private details that only Herndon and Lamon and those closest to Lincoln could provide. (Summary by Greg Giordano)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

23h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

42:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

43:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

38:36


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

47:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

57:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

31:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

57:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

42:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

51:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

52:05


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

49:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

42:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

39:52


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

42:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

39:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

55:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

51:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

38:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

53:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

47:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

59:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

35:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

51:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:31