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3.00515463917526 out of 53.00515463917526 out of 53.00515463917526 out of 53.00515463917526 out of 53.00515463917526 out of 5 3.01 (388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James M. McPherson Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Tried by War, James M. McPherson is acclaimed as the greatest living Civil War historian. In this compelling biography, McPherson follows Abraham Lincoln from his early frontier days to his turbulent years in the White House. This concise yet comprehensive account reveals why Lincoln still remains a quintessential American icon. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Marking the two-hundredth anniversary of Lincoln's birth, this marvelous short biography by a leading historian offers an illuminating portrait of one of the giants in the American story.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Pulitzer Prize–winning historian McPherson contributes to the slew of Lincoln biennial books with this succinct biography…Delivers gracefully on McPherson’s promise to capture ‘the essential events and meaning of Lincoln’s life without oversimplification or overgeneralization.’”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “John McDonough’s magisterial narration gives listeners a sense of the remarkable life and shocking death of the nation’s greatest president…Lincoln’s rise to national power, his melancholy, his marriage, his ambition, his trials as a war leader and manager of a Cabinet of immense egos are detailed, and his place in history is affirmed in this eloquent audiobook.”


  • “This little book is bigger than its pages and should be in every library, schoolhouse, and home as a bicentennial birthday present to ourselves to remind us why Lincoln does indeed ‘belong to the ages.’”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bethann | 2/3/2014

    " Good brief bio - just in time for the movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Glenna Outwin | 1/29/2014

    " SUPERB Only 75 pages but every sentence carefully constructed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark Jackson | 1/26/2014

    " I always enjoy learning about Lincoln; especially after I visit a Lincoln-related historical site, which I did at the end of DEC 2012. I visited Ford's Theater, and the boarding house across the street where he died. As for this novel, it was short yet concise. The story line flowed easily and without getting bogged down with superlative facts or anecdotes. It was a blended approach with these, and they were tactically placed. I hope every reader (or listener)learns and retains at least one new bit of information about our amazing President Abraham Lincoln after devouring this book. I definitely recommend it for all lovers of Lincoln, the Civil War, leadership, and politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kevin | 1/24/2014

    " This is basically an essay in the form of a book. Nevertheless, it is a nice succinct and informative introduction to Lincoln. Great for students or non-scholars who are looking for a easy to read place to start exploring this towering figure in American history. "

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