I haven't read the print version, but the exemplary way in which the audio version was executed suggests an equal, if not better, experience.
Lincoln being driven to tears by the adoration and gratitude bestowed upon him by African American soldiers.
The scene above - also any references to the closeness of Lincoln with Seward and Stanton.Some great scenes, two, describing meetings between Frederick Douglas and Lincoln.
With Malice Toward None
This was an amazing piece of non-fiction: Scrupulously researched and presented in a way that made some fairly unwieldy material (especially in the beginning) understandable and compelling. Kearns-Goodwin justifies her place as a revered guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report and Sunday morning news programs.There were moments when I truly felt as though I was listening to Lincoln deal patiently with his often argumentitive cabinet.
I would recommend this book to any serious meditator. There are tons of books in circulation for beginners, most of them very good (some also by Joseph Goldstein), but very little out there that explore the Dharma in depth. Joseph Goldstein continues the line-by-line exploration of the Sattipattana Sutta he began in
“Whatever has the nature to arise also has the nature to cease.”
A note that might potentially be deleted: The Dhamma is offered free to all and this series is no exception. It is available on for no charge but the tedious, time-consuming effort in finding,downloading and organizing each talk does not seem worth the trouble when you can get it on audible for one credit (it's $120 or more if you buy it elsewhere).
May all beings be happy and free.
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