Now Daniel Mark Epstein has produced an incisive and balanced portrait of the Lincolns, from their mysterious and troubled courtship in 1840 to his assassination in Ford's Theatre in 1865. For the first time, we can feel the full force of the tragedy that was the slow crumbling of their marriage, knowing it intimately from the first act to the last.
©2008 Daniel Mark Epstein; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks America
"Intent on eroding the stereotype that Mary was mad and Abraham was saintly, Epstein utilizes some new sources to create a portrait of the Lincolns' marriage. In coolly objective tones, Adam Grupper narrates Epstein's detailed account of the couple's early years.... His informative reading fits the text well." (AudioFile)
I would like to get this book in print becasue it is probably interesting but trying to keep all the characters straight in the audio version proved impossible for me. I was unable to make myself finish!
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I loved it.I thought it was very insightful and interesting. I've never been too high on biographies but I do like the Civil War era. I think, although probably a good president, they were both nuts.
I am currently enjoying this audiobook, but I have to say that Peter Weller's delivery is a bit sing-song and nasal for my tastes.
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