Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power

Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power

by Richard Carwardine
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Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power by Richard Carwardine

As a defender of national unity, a leader in war, and the emancipator of slaves, Abraham Lincoln lays ample claim to being the greatest of our presidents. This fresh, important biography by one of the most highly regarded historians on the subject examines Lincoln both as a rising politician and as president.

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ISBN-13: 9781433264580
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2012
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 12
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Richard Carwardine is a Rhodes Professor of American History at Oxford University and is the first British scholar to be awarded the Lincoln Prize, the largest award in America for nineteenth-century American history. He lives in Oxford.

Stefan Rudnicki is a GRAMMY®-winning audiobook producer and/or director of nearly eight hundred audiobooks, and the narrator of more than one hundred fifty. He has received the coveted Audie® Award twelve times, as well as multiple AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards.

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Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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In my opinion, this book is poorly written and the narration has such changes in volume that it is hard to follow. Overall, I would rate this very Poor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be very boring and unreadable. After forcing myself through 160 pages, I had to put it away. For a biography, there seemed to be more information about everything else during the time period than Lincoln himself.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Though there is a powerful glance at Lincoln¿s Illinois legislative days, this is an incredible insightful look at Lincoln during the election of 1860 and his subsequent years in the White House. The deep discerning background into the various splinter groups competing in 1860 is fully laid out so that the reader understands how divided the nation truly was not just a simple north-south split over slavery. The relatively new Republican Party for instance became the host of an open tent philosophy with many varying opinions. Interestingly, Lincoln was a strong advocate of moralistic (much of that religious in nature) constitutional conservatism, which cut across the vast spectrum of key groups that made up his political party. Also intriguing is the evolution of Lincoln on the slavery issue. Richard Carwardine provides an excellent biography of the White House years of a man considered by most historians as the best or second best president of the United States while leaving a lingering feeling today that we are all Americans who get ahead through merit and are not specific state citizens. This is biography at its best. --- Harriet Klausner