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Publisher's Summary

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Tried by War, James M. McPherson is acclaimed as the greatest living Civil War historian.

In this compelling biography, McPherson follows Abraham Lincoln from his early frontier days to his turbulent years in the White House. This concise yet comprehensive account reveals why Lincoln still remains a quintessential American icon.

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  • Pat
  • 23-04-2012

In depth

Is there anything you would change about this book?

I would have liked a little more about his personal life even though I realize they wanted us to know about the political part of his life.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The interesting part was his move when becoming President. The least interesting was some of the information about the wars.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

The performance of the reader kept your attention

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes

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This was a quick fix to a long story.

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  • Daniel Francis Good
  • 15-07-2013

Excellent Text and Excellent Narration

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The text was a wonderful little explanation of the life of Lincoln. The author does not skip on the smaller points of scholarship that he has gained from his extensive experience in history. I could listen to this book a couple of times.

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  • Sharon
  • 03-04-2012

great short story

If you could sum up Abraham Lincoln in three words, what would they be?

easy to understand but not dumbed down. great narrator

What other book might you compare Abraham Lincoln to and why?

1776 by Mc Cullough but more concise

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Well done

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-01-2021

Fantastic Overview

The stated goal of the author is to provide an overview of Lincoln’s life that neither over-simplifies nor over-generalizes his life. Highly recommend as an introduction to the life of Abraham Lincoln.

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  • Mak82k
  • 11-10-2017

Good story just wanted more

A short but otherwise good story about Lincoln that is worth hearing. Well narrated and touches on the momentous problems American and Lincoln faced during that period of time.

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  • mya
  • 15-05-2016

it was a fast way to learn more about Lincoln.

it was a fast read and I enjoyed the short glimpse into his personal life.

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