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A concise and energetic biography of Abraham Lincoln, this audiobook will leave listeners wanting to discover more about the great man. Narrator Trevor Nichols provides a down-to-earth performance that echoes the straightforward frankness that made "Honest Abe" Lincoln famous. Not merely a personal history, this biography also includes information on the shameful history of slavery and the Civil War - the greatest crisis to ever face the United States at the time. Nichols slows the pace to reflect on Lincoln's legacy as one of the greatest American presidents.

Publisher's Summary

This is a story from the Famous People in History collection.

Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage, and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century, to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also. This program features short biographies of Christopher Columbus, Elizabeth I, William Shakespeare, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lord Nelson, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Abraham Lincoln, and Anne Frank.

©1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd. (P)1999 NAXOS AudioBooks Ltd.

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