Speeches and Writings of Abraham Lincoln

Written by:
Abraham Lincoln
Narrated by:
Alan Sklar

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
4
Narrator
2
Release Date
April 2011
Duration
7 hours 0 minutes
Summary
Abraham Lincoln was undeniably one of the most influential politicians in American history. In this collection of letters, speeches, and other writings by Lincoln, listeners can gain a uniquely intimate perspective on the sixteenth president of the United States. From personal letters to friends and family to Lincoln's speeches as an Illinois state legislator and a United States Representative, from his first inaugural address to the Emancipation Proclamation and the famous Gettysburg Address, Lincoln addresses such important political issues as slavery and states' rights and relates his personal views on marriage and depression. Also included are Lincoln's eulogy for Henry Clay, a letter of condolence for one of the Civil War's first casualties, the second inaugural address, Lincoln's last public address, his last written words, and many more. A vital glimpse into the mind of one of America's greatest statesmen, this is a must-listen for anyone interested in Lincoln's life and legacy.
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Brett

The first CD is a fun listen and interesting because it has personal letters written by Lincoln as a young adult. Some of the CDs that follow are interesting especially when Lincoln gives his views on slavery and senator Douglas; however it is the last CD that starts with his inaugural address and moves forward from there that really held my attention. In fact, I listened to that CD three times!

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