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  • The Fiery Trial

  • Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
  • By: Eric Foner
  • Narrated by: Norman Dietz
  • Length: 18 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 275
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 219

Eric Foner gives us the definitive history of Abraham Lincoln and the end of slavery in America. Foner's Lincoln emerges as a leader, one whose greatness lies in his capacity for moral and political growth through real engagement with allies and critics alike. This powerful work will transform our understanding of the nation's greatest president and the issue that mattered most.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book about slavery and lincoln

  • By D. Littman on 11-13-10

Outstanding Portrait of Lincoln's Struggle

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-21-11

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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Walk and Talk Rome

  • By: Anya Shetterly
  • Narrated by: Maria Tucci
  • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 10

Get ready for a one-of-a-kind audio experience: discover Rome through intimate, guided audio walking tours of the city's most historic and enchanting quarters. There are four guided tours for you to listen to as you walk through Rome, plus essential Italian words and phrases that every traveler wants to know.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Walking Rome

  • By edchair on 07-28-07

Walking Rome

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-28-07

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.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful