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Publisher's Summary

Brand Whitlock was an American attorney, author, elected official and diplomat in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He wrote this excellent little life of Lincoln but recognized that his book could serve only as an introduction to the great man's life when he wrote, "To compress between the covers of a little book like this the whole story of Abraham Lincoln, to present within such limitations a life so epical, a character so original and yet so universal, is obviously impossible."

However, while the book is much smaller than the many tomes written about Lincoln, it does have the advantage of proximity. Whitlock was just a boy when Lincoln died but he grew up in Illinois and Ohio and heard many stories about Abraham Lincoln from people who actually knew him before and after he became president.

Public Domain (P)1990 Jimcin Recordings

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America's first citizen: where example leads

What did you like best about Abraham Lincoln? What did you like least?

The character of Lincoln builds and leaves you in awe of the mind.The delivery is very dry and choppy

Would you be willing to try another book from Brand Whitlock? Why or why not?

The book is about the person on the author hence not particularly

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Jim Killavey?

James Earl Jones

Was Abraham Lincoln worth the listening time?

Yes time well spent

Any additional comments?

The key speeches are included but there start and end is hard to pick.