Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865


Read by John Greenman

(5 stars; 3 reviews)

Abraham Lincoln came to the presidency under a heavy shroud of uncertainty, not only about his threatened life but, of course, the very existence of the United States, which was already falling apart. Ward Hill Lamon was, in effect, his first Secret Service agent, his security guard and this biography, heavily edited by his daughter, Dorothy Lamon (some say TOO heavily edited) sets down for posterity many details surrounding Lincoln's near-fatal journey to his inauguration, how he dealt with day to day presidential decisions and a wide range of interpersonal relationships with the visionaries, schemers and power brokers surrounding him. - Summary by John Greenman (8 hr 21 min)

Chapters

PREFACE 33:42 Read by John Greenman
EARLY ACQUAINTANCE 36:13 Read by John Greenman
JOURNEY FROM SPRINGFIELD TO WASHINGTON 30:28 Read by John Greenman
INAUGURATION 13:00 Read by John Greenman
GLOOMY FOREBODINGS OF COMING CONFLICT 43:33 Read by John Greenman
HIS SIMPLICITY 37:05 Read by John Greenman
HIS TENDERNESS 16:02 Read by John Greenman
DREAMS AND PRESENTIMENTS 23:26 Read by John Greenman
THE ANTIETAM EPISODE.—LINCOLN'S LOVE OF SONG 37:18 Read by John Greenman
THE HUMOROUS SIDE OF HIS CHARACTER 24:20 Read by John Greenman
HIS LOVE OF CHILDREN 20:14 Read by John Greenman
THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE GETTYSBURG SPEECH 17:48 Read by John Greenman
HIS UNSWERVING FIDELITY TO PURPOSE 30:51 Read by John Greenman
HIS TRUE RELATIONS WITH McCLELLAN 21:11 Read by John Greenman
HIS MAGNANIMITY 25:51 Read by John Greenman
CABINET COUNSELS 40:08 Read by John Greenman
CONFLICT BETWEEN CIVIL AND MILITARY AUTHORITY 13:59 Read by John Greenman
PLOTS AND ASSASSINATION 36:07 Read by John Greenman

Reviews


(5 stars)

Good audio. Another interesting view on Lincoln from someone who was close to him.