The Life Of Abraham Lincoln


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Ward Hill Lamon's work is a study of the life of the 16th President of the United States of America from his childhood to the day of his first inauguration. Lamon, who worked with Lincoln during his administration, and who had access to the papers of Lincoln's law partner and biographer William Herndon, paints a vivid portrait of the years that lead to what many considered to be an unlikely yet successful run for the presidency. From his time fighting in the west as both an officer and a private soldier, through his Congressional years, private law practice and failed attempts to win a seat in the United States Senate, Lincoln is presented as the human being he was, nothing more and nothing less. This fascinating man, who arguably could be considered the best president the United States has ever known, was a complex and intensely private and conflicted individual who nonetheless sought and found his calling in public service. Lamon skillfully weaves Lincoln's speeches and letters, often in full, throughout his narrative so that the reader hears much of the story in Lincoln's own words. Rich in detail, one comes away with a fuller understanding of who Lincoln was and what formed his political and religious beliefs. With so much already known about Lincoln, Lamon's work supplements known history with private details that only Herndon and Lamon and those closest to Lincoln could provide. (Summary by Greg Giordano) (23 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Preface 6:08 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter One 42:44 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Two, Part 1 43:52 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Two, Part 2 38:35 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Two, part 3 47:37 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Three 28:41 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Four 30:40 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Five 57:45 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Six 31:45 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Seven 57:55 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Eight 33:56 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Nine 35:20 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Ten, Part 1 42:41 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Ten, Part 2 51:02 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Eleven, Part 1 52:04 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Eleven, Part 2 49:15 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Eleven, Part 3 42:49 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Twelve, Part 1 39:51 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Twelve, Part 2 34:25 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Twelve, Part 3 42:55 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Thirteen, Part 1 30:49 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Thirteen, Part 2 29:08 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Fourteen, Part 1 39:05 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Fourteen, Part 2 39:04 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Fifteen 55:04 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Sixteen, Part 1 37:30 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Sixteen, Part 2 51:34 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Seventeen, Part 1 34:48 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Seventeen, Part 2 38:08 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Eighteen 53:51 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Nineteen, Part 1 47:18 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Nineteen, Part 2 59:11 Read by Maria Kasper
Chapter Twenty, Part 1 35:49 Read by Greg Giordano
Chapter Twenty, Part 2 51:54 Read by Greg Giordano
Appendix 7:30 Read by Maria Kasper