This is an average biography of Lincoln. David Donald doesn't really bring him to life, and there are surprisingly few references to original sources.
The book was not helped by the awful reader- Dick Estell. His voice is completely monotonous and he seems not to understand what he's reading. He mispronounces several words including sycophant, zouave, and Vallandigham. It's a poor performance.
Yes, It's a complex book with beautiful language
The Catcher in the Rye, similar moodiness
Jake Gyllenhaal is a really poor reader. He really phones it in. There's lots of other better readers to choose from.
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