I have read several Lincoln biographies and this has to be one of the best. By telling Lincoln’s story by analyzing his rivals, you do gain a greater appreciation of how great a man Lincoln was. My overall all opinion is, that everyone should read this book at least once in their life. Simply put, it is very well written, in-depth without losing focus, brings historical accounts to life, and narration is superb.
This is an amazing book that provides an invaluable insight on details of Lincoln's administration. Suzanne Toren's narration is very skillful and easy on the ear. This has become.one of my favorite books.
I aud a lot of books.
With so-so execution. Definitely makes you wish every biography could be written by Walter Isaacson.
An important part of history so well presented in all respects I felt a part of it. It has made me want to here more from both author and narrator.
Husband for 40 years, retired CHP sergeant, photographer, father of 2, grandfather of 3. Love audiobooks. My interests are dominated, but not exclusively historical.
I love long audiobooks and this one exceeded my expectations. The author places the reader in the midst of history in the making, revealing the personalities, conflicts, dreams and aspirations of Lincoln and the members of his unique cabinet. A truly inspirational and educational experience.
I liked Lincoln before, but now I'm in love. The author provides such details from so many documents, but it feels as if I'm sitting and listening to a friend. This book is absolutely amazing in how it tells about the President by offering insight into those closest around him.
In chapter 41 of the audio file, a passage regarding Lincoln's refusal to read General Rosencranz' letter is repeated? Has anyone else noticed this?
I have never read a more thoroughly enjoyable biography. Robert Caro's biographies of Johnson are the only comparable works I have had the pleasure of reading or listening to.