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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald

In the bestselling tradition of Truman, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Herbert Donald offers a new classic in American history and biography -- a masterly account of how one man's extraordinary political acumen steered the Union to victory in the Civil War, and of how his soaring rhetoric gave meaning to that agonizing struggle for nationhood and equality. Donald spent 50 years studying Lincoln tracing his rise from humble origins to the pinnacle of the presidency. He reveals the development of the future President's character and shows how Lincoln's enormous capacity for growth enabled one of the least experienced men ever elected to high office to become a giant in the annals of American politics. And he depicts a man who was basically passive by nature, yet ambitious enough to take enormous risks and overcome repeated defeats. Much more than a political biography, Lincoln seats us behind the desk of a President who was both a master of ambiguity and expediency and a great moral leader, as he makes the decisions that preserved the Union and shaped modern America.

In the bestselling tradition of Truman, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Herbert Donald offers a new classic in American history and biography -- a masterly account of how one man's extraordinary political acumen steered the Union to victory in the Civil War, and of how his soaring rhetoric gave meaning to that agonizing struggle for nationhood and equality. Donald spent 50 years studying Lincoln tracing his rise from humble origins to the pinnacle of the presidency. He reveals the development of the future President's character and shows how Lincoln's enormous capacity for growth enabled one of the least experienced men ever elected to high office to become a giant in the annals of American politics. And he depicts a man who was basically passive by nature, yet ambitious enough to take enormous risks and overcome repeated defeats. Much more than a political biography, Lincoln seats us behind the desk of a President who was both a master of ambiguity and expediency and a great moral leader, as he makes the decisions that preserved the Union and shaped modern America.
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In the bestselling tradition of Truman, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David Herbert Donald offers a new classic in American history and biography -- a masterly account of how one man's extraordinary political acumen steered the Union to victory in the Civil War, and of how his soaring rhetoric gave meaning to that agonizing struggle for nationhood and equality. Donald spent 50 years studying Lincoln tracing his rise from humble origins to the pinnacle of the presidency. He reveals the development of the future President's character and shows how Lincoln's enormous capacity for growth enabled one of the least experienced men ever elected to high office to become a giant in the annals of American politics. And he depicts a man who was basically passive by nature, yet ambitious enough to take enormous risks and overcome repeated defeats. Much more than a political biography, Lincoln seats us behind the desk of a President who was both a master of ambiguity and expediency and a great moral leader, as he makes the decisions that preserved the Union and shaped modern America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dick Estell

Length:

30h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

23:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:27


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

29:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

29:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

24:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

19:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:29


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

23:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

24:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

23:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

19:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

25:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

24:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

25:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

28:19


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

27:54


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

25:59


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

24:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

25:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

25:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

21:06


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

25:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

27:33


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

21:42


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

19:29


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

26:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

25:22


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

22:09


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

18:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

23:42


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

23:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

25:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

22:46


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

26:40


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

28:34


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

28:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

26:06


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

28:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

17:46


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

26:50


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

28:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

25:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

28:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

28:46


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

26:28


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

19:18


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

26:40


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

24:40


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

00:33