Abraham Lincoln: A History (Volume 1)

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(4.2 stars; 13 reviews)

This is the biography of Abraham Lincoln, written by two of his private secretaries. (Summary by ashleighjane) (13 hr 45 min)


00 - Author's Preface 11:38 Read by ashleighjane
01 - Lineage 44:46 Read by ashleighjane
02 - Indiana 35:43 Read by Stephen L. Moss
03 - Illinois in 1830 40:23 Read by Veronica Jenkins
04 - New Salem 27:13 Read by Pamela Krantz
05 - Lincoln in the Black Hawk War 25:43 Read by Pamela Krantz
06 - Surveyor and Representative 38:39 Read by Stephen L. Moss
07 - Legislative Experience 27:16 Read by Jesse Crisp-Sears
08 - The Lincoln-Stone Protest 21:26 Read by Jesse Crisp-Sears
09 - Collapse of the System 21:44 Read by Jesse Crisp-Sears
10 - Early Law Practice 30:07 Read by Stephen L. Moss
11 - Marriage 28:42 Read by Pamela Krantz
12 - The Shields Duel 18:01 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
13 - The Campaign of 1844 42:23 Read by Delmar H Dolbier
14 - Campaign for Congress 36:50 Read by Stephen L. Moss
15 - The Thirtieth Congress 48:50 Read by Nathan Dickey
16 - A Fortunate Escape 23:46 Read by MaryAnn
17 - The Circuit Lawyer 21:39 Read by MaryAnn
18 - The Balance of Power 34:41 Read by MaryAnn
19 - The Repeal of Missouri Compromise 41:22 Read by Nathan Dickey
20 - The Drift of Politics 25:08 Read by Daniel T. Miller
21 - Lincoln and Trumbull 49:15 Read by MaryAnn
22 - The Border Ruffians 32:06 Read by Gary Olman
23 - The Bogus Laws 38:50 Read by Gary Olman
24 - The Topeka Constitution 22:50 Read by Tim Bower
25 - Civil War in Kansas 36:22 Read by Tim Bower



(3.5 stars)

This is very good and I found a lot of information I did not know. As a New Englander I grew up with an impression that everyone was just like us during this time period. It was quite refreshing to hear a different point of view from midwesterners. These people had it clearly different view. I look forward to going further in the series. Of course this would’ve benefited with a single rider.

(5 stars)

Interesting book. It was written by men who personally knew Lincoln well. It is as much a history on the Civil War and run up to it as it is about Lincoln. It puts everything into much better context. Most of the chapters have different readers. Most are read quiet well.

(0.5 stars)

it would be much better if the chapters were read in their entirety. Also a good idea to actually finish the book. good story and information otherwise.

Abraham Lincoln

(3 stars)

Interesting and informative, listening would be aided by consistent narrator. But a great resource!

(4 stars)

Fascinating listen but the experience is let down by not having all volumes on librivox.