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Lincoln's Prose: Major Works of a Great American Writer | [Abraham Lincoln]

Lincoln's Prose: Major Works of a Great American Writer

We think of Lincoln as a great president, but he was also an eloquent and expressive writer and speaker. The superb performance by George Vail conveys Lincoln's depth of thought and feeling through these extraordinary pieces of literature.
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Publisher's Summary

We think of Lincoln as a great president, but he was also an eloquent and expressive writer and speaker. The superb performance by George Vail conveys Lincoln's depth of thought and feeling through these extraordinary pieces of literature.

The Program includes the following speeches and essays:

  • Niagara Falls
  • The Practice of Law
  • On Government
  • On the Republican Party
  • To Henry Pierce and Others
  • On Discoveries, Improvements and Inventions
  • Speech on the Dred Scott Decision
  • On Slavery
  • To George Robertson
  • On Pro Slavery Theology
  • On Slavery and Democracy
  • On the Struggle Against Slavery
  • First Inaugural Address
  • Speech at Independence Hall
  • To Ephraim D. and Phoebe Ellsworth
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • To Horace Greeley
  • Meditation on Divine Will
  • To James Conkling
  • Proclamation of Thanksgiving
  • Gettysburg Address
  • Second Inaugural Address

    (P) and ©1994 Commuter's Library

  • What the Critics Say

    • Winner of Publishers Weekly Audio 1995 Best of the Year Award, Historical Works.

    "Lincoln has come close to laying bare the meaning of human life for his time and the ages." (David D. Anderson, Lincoln scholar)

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      Sarah Oak Hill, VA, USA 04-20-03
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      "Wonderful Teaching Device"

      This is a wonderful teaching device! I teach 6th grade and to be able to have my students listen to some of Lincoln's speeches out loud is extremely useful... Much of Lincolns writing is difficult for them to read. The language to wonderful but above thier heads. Having them listen helps immensely!
      It is a little difficult to listen to because it is soo long and has no index so I have to listen to every track of the disk to find what I am looking for.

      8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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      Scott Hillsborough, NJ, USA 12-23-05
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      "Nice sleeping aid"

      I was disappointed in this audiobook. I wanted to gain some sort of insight of Lincoln but found myself beaten into daydreaming by the on and on droning. Not to mention the slow speaking and monotone voice that seemed to say nothing. I found myself asking where the last 30 minutes went and what did I hear? I am sorry I wasted my credit on this one...

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