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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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Hold On with a Bulldog Grip and Chew and Choke as Much as Possible: The Grand Offensive: (May - August 1864): The Spring Offensive is launched. A bogus presidential proclamation calling for volunteers and prayers causes panic throughout the North. Grant and Lee battle for six weeks until severe losses force them to a halt. Congressional Radicals pass a bill that will allow Southern States readmittance to the Union as long as they give an oath that they never supported the Confederacy. Southern leaders spread bogus peace overtures. Lincoln reaffirms his commitment to the Emancipation.

The Wisest Radical of All: Reelection: (September - November 1864): McClellan is nominated by Democrats to run against Lincoln. Democrats launch a personal attack against Abraham and Mary Lincoln. The president defines the significance of the Union's cause. Maryland celebrates the Emancipation. The national election is held despite the war. Lincoln wins a second term.

Let the Thing Be Pressed: Victory at Last: (November 1864 - April 1865): Chase is appointed Chief of Justice. The Bixby letter is written. Lincoln drafts his annual message to Congress. The president is hounded by office seekers, only finding solace in music dramas. Plans are made to secure the 13th amendment. The Hampton Roads Conference fails to negotiate an end to the war. Lincoln gives his second inaugural address and visits the army front. Richmond is captured and the rebels are finally defeated.

I Feel a Presentiment That I Shall Not Outlast the Rebellion. When It Is Over, My Work Will Be Done. The Final Days: (April 9 - 15, 1865): Lincoln predicts that he will not live long after the war. He begins to deal with the issues of Reconstruction. The president carries out what is to be his last public speech and final cabinet meeting. White supremacist John Wilkes Booth is enraged at the proposal of blacks becoming citizen-voters. His belief in white superiority and hatred of Republicans ... 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 Sam | 6/9/2013

    " 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 ROBERT Block | 2/20/2013

    " 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 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim | 2/13/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Naomi | 1/25/2013

    " This book was really good and all encompassing. I think I gave it 3 stars simply for its' length and dedication of time that I needed to give it. It is really a behemouth of a book. "

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