The author not only traces the significant historical events surrounding Lincoln and slavery, but he deftly provides historical perspective to help the reader understand Lincoln's struggle. The issue of slavery is so easy for us to condemn today, but Lincoln had to deal with the issue in the context of a civil war, the racism of his day, and his own developing ideas on slavery and race. Tracing Lincoln's struggle helps us trace America's struggle with this cruel practice that nearly tore the nation apart. It is a very good book.
My wife and I, along with another couple, used this audiobook to tour Rome, and we also used the same series in Florence. We found it very informative and a great way to see sights we never would have seen on a mass tour. It provides interesting information and a little exercise after the Italian cooking. I highly recommend it.
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