The reader is treated to an exploration of Lincoln's compelling words, his changing ideas on slavery, the shaping of the modern role of Commander-in-Chief, and his surprising religious odyssey.
A. Lincoln, so titled for the way Lincoln signed his name, sheds an innovative and profound light on our nation's most beloved leader for a new generation of Americans.
©2009 Ronald C. White, Jr.; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Ronald C. White's A. Lincoln is the best biography of Lincoln since David Donald's Lincoln (1995)... Amid all the books on Lincoln that will be published during the coming year, this one will stand out as one of the best." (James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize)
Good from beginning to the end. Really felt like I was there during all those tense situations that tested this giant of a man. He really rose above and proved greater than the challenges he faced.
Excellant tribute to an exceptional complex man! He lived a well spent life and became savior to a nation without whom would have failed. Bless his soul.
What I expected: a glimpse into the man we call Abraham Lincoln.
What I got: a blow by blow descripton of the politics and battles of the day during Lincoln's political career. There were rare glimpses into the human side of Lincoln - and they were frustratingly short and far between.
The narrator, however did a supurb job of creating changes in voices and in keeping an otherwise l-o-n-g story engaging. Overall, I'm glad I read it to the end. And it was a very l-o-n-g book.
This is serious history by an accomplished historian written in an enjoyable and accessible manner without sensationalizing or trivializing an American icon with whom we are already familiar.
He reads the book in a style compatible with a cinematic documentary which I thought to be appropriate and engaging.
Not possible for me to do
If you do not have the time or energy for Burlingame's magisterial work, this is the book to read and Weldeman does an excellent job.
Only listened to the audio version.
I enjoyed the background given between Lincoln and his generals during the civil war. Also Mr. White does a great job giving you insight into the Presidents reasoning and thought process and how he came to decisions.
Yes, the different voices used when quoting a subject in the book was done very well.
Lincoln's letter to the parents of a young soldier who was killed early in the Civil War.
Well worth the long amount of time to listen to the book.
I usually really like biographies, but this one fell short. It spent way too much time describing every little detail of the civil war. I did manage to get through it, but most of the book was pretty boring.
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