A good, but not great Civil War book. Not much if you are looking for management advice, but it is a good book if you like Civil War works. President Lincoln deserves the title of being one of our greatest presidents.
She's just done a fantastic job with this biography. So many primary sources, and such interesting detail. It's like being there and living it all. Can listen to it all over again.
Despite the multitude of books written about Lincoln, it is amazing that we can still learn more about the great man. This is an interesting perspective -- a good insight into how he thought politically about the people around him.
Richard Thomas does a very good job narrating. Move on over to the Manhunt audiobook for the same narrator to continue the story.
This book was wonderful...I couldn't wait to get to my Ipod and was sorry to have it end. Goodwin paints a very full and awesome character.
I loved this book. Not only was it masterfully written and narrated, it inspired me to be a better person. This should be a must for all those who study and aspire to leadership.
Very interesting insight into Lincoln from the perspective of his rivals. Both from what they wrote and from Lincoln's writing and actions in engaging them in his cabinent. A very interesting approach to gain a better understanding of mind of this great President.
Partisan politics is nothing new. Well worth the purchase, this book provides the political insight to Lincoln's winning the Republican ticket for the 1860 presidential election and how the power of personality brought together an administration that met the test of a lifetime. Couldn't have picked a better narrator. Richard Thomas was the perfect choice for depicting the times and politics of Abraham Lincoln.
The author does a great job of researching in-depth detail into Lincoln and those who he surrounded himself with. While strong with new information in the first half of the book, the second half contains information that an avid Lincoln fan already has read several times. A good "listen" nonetheless.
I had little knowledge of Lincoln except the little I remembered from school, and this book really filled that out nicely. Also, I learned about some other important men in our history. The most important lesson from this book is how incredibly right Lincoln was for this time in history; and how much we lost through his death. His focus on integrity and fairness should be an example for all modern leaders.
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How can you not like a good story about Abe Lincoln. He may have been the greatest American of all time. Maybe he was put on this earth to be the one that led to the end of slavery in the USA. I asked my wife how many slaves she thought there were in the USA in 1860, she said 10000. When I told her 4,000,000 she was flabbergasted, that was a lot. America had to go through this war to become the nation we are today and honest Abe was the right man at the right time to do it.