I liked getting to learn more about Lincoln's cabinet members, and how they felt about, and the pressures they put on, their President. I did not need so much information about the rivals' wives and children, which became tedious and obstructive in comparison to what Lincoln and Seward and Stanton were doing.
Maybe. She writes well. But this new angle on Lincoln did not work well for me.
I did. It was called Lincoln.
This was a wonderful biography of a man who actually seems politically sound and morally upstanding. This type of person is unfortunately lacking in our current country. The war he lead and won seems so far above and beyond the current conditions facing the union. And his solutions or amazing. We have such educated people now that it seems Education can lead to uselessness
This book was excellent. I have a much deeper appreciation for the great man that Lincoln was, and new respect for those who surrounded him. The only issue I have with this book is the narration, which was painfully slow. I had to up the pace to make it not so mind numbingly relaxing that it put me half to sleep.
RN in ICU traveling the United States 13 weeks at a time. Picture is my traveling companion-Ms. Molly.
Incredible historical biography about an incredible man read by an incredible reader. So thoroughly researched that you almost believe you know the characters. It finishes with you wishing you did know them. Inspires you to try to live like they did.
any present day politician who attempts to draw a comparison to Lincoln, regardless of their political party, is a fraud.
I knew that Lincoln was revered as one of our greatest Presidents but after hearing this story, he may very well be the greatest of them all. In such a trying time, he was exactly what our young nation had to have.
Great story of the great man is brilliantly presented. Captivating, it overviews entire period and follows not only Lincoln but multiple members of His cabinet, presenting their human side, power struggle and relationships with Lincoln
Not just focusing on the great man and leader, Abraham Lincoln, but the circumstances and situation of his Era and the men who who helped and surrounded him to achieve his mission.