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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Burlingame Narrator: Sean Pratt Publisher: Gildan Media LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A Win in Congress and a Battle Against Slavery (1843-1849)
I have got the preacher by the balls - Pursuing a Seat in Congress (1843-1847)
This chapter begins with Lincoln's fight for a seat in congress against two other Whig candidates. This part of his life is notably marked by domestic disturbances, many of which shaped people's idea of Lincoln, the man. Taking a pro-tariff stance in his campaign, he is elected to congress in 1846. We learn of his affinity to poetry, which he avidly read and wrote, and see the development of the 'old Abe' archetype, which apparently stemmed from a casual nickname and stuck with him for the rest of his life.

A strong but judicious enemy to slavery - Congressman Lincoln (1847-1849)
As a member of congress the Lincolns move to Washington, which at the time could be described as a city dealing with both 'magnificence and squalor.' Lincoln became very popular for his wit and humor. His time in congress is marked by a very strong anti-Mexican War sentiment and a denunciation of President Polk, for which he was criticized. He battles for the Whig Party opinion that slavery should not spread to free territories and should be abolished where it exists. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sean Pratt | 5/30/2013

    " Fantastic book! Truth be told, I'm also the narrator for the audio book version. It's projected to be 80 hours long. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sam | 12/15/2011

    " 5++ stars. the best and most complete portrait of Lincoln I've ever read. On a par with Caro's LBJ biography for pure illumination of a political mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim | 7/26/2011

    " Extraordinary detail. Not always an easy read but this biography brings Lincoln to life. Having read this before the Spielberg film, the Daniel Day-Lewis portrayal is impressive and rings true. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ROBERT Block | 3/1/2011

    " two volumes of pure Lincoln from all aspects of his life,speehes and interaction with those indivduals who were instrumental in shaping the country once and for all.A must read for all Lincoln Lovers "

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