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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (8,251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dr. Yossi Ben Tollila Narrator: Dr. Yossi Ben Tollila Publisher: SonicBooks Ltd. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent....Dr. Ben Tolila tells in his lecture about Abraham Lincoln, the president who freed the slaves in the 19th century, and who lived from 1809-1865. Lincoln's uniqueness lay in the fact, that in the context of his position, he insisted in adhering to the national goals that he had set out for the American nation - unity and the liberation of the slaves.

Although many people opposed him, both among his people and in his own party, he exhibited determination and consistency, which in the end cost him his life. Lincoln was murdered several days after the end of the Civil War in the United States, and became a legend not only in his own country, but the world over.

Dr. Yossi Ben Tolila is a graduate of the Department of Jewish History in Bar Ilan University, who lectures in various social contexts about historical personalities. In the lectures he discusses the biographies of the people in light of their times; the circumstances that contributed to their appearance on the stage of history; their thought and activity; and the influence of all these on their generation and future generations. As we know, biographies are of assistance in the study of history, and shed light on the personal, social and political factors, that formed the basis of past events. 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 David R. | 2/20/2014

    " Fascinating material a lot of which was not presented in previous biographies. Anyone interested in politics needs to read this book. I never realized Lincoln was such a master politician. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael VanZandt | 2/20/2014

    " Definitely a weighty book. Donald by most accounts if the most accomplished, dignified historian of his generation delivers an exceptional account of Old Abe, in this 1995 biography. As most Lincoln attest, it is the best they have read. I'll take their word for it. The minutiae and details which Donald has extracted from every part of Lincoln's life are fascinating. Certainly, it is not a puff-piece, nor devolves to synchophantic nostalgic myth-making. Donald provides such a richly contextualized presentation that often I sat there, thinking to myself, "Well, maybe, I too would have thought Lincoln a tyrant" or "He is too interested in politicking to tackle the moral issues." While reading it, I wrestled with Lincoln's place in pantheon of American Presidents, often wavering on the side that he is overrated. To be sure, he is more myth than man at this point in our national story, but his brilliance shines forth from the final pages of this biography. As his political critics and rivals fall by the wayside and step in line behind him, he rises above the petty bickering and sees his office as a moral vocation. Donald should constantly lauded for the master he is, for this book, and more. It is as lesson on civic responsibility and integrity as it is a historical masterpiece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregheiden | 1/30/2014

    " This book was a little dry and spent not enough time on some very important events/issues, and too much discussion on less important areas. The battle of Gettysburg was given a couple of sentences discussion. Mary Todd's mental illness was ignored. On the other hand, the author was very concerned with small political movements in various states that, ultimately, were not too important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothy | 1/28/2014

    " Very thorough, and a little dry. Spends way too much time describing civil law during Lincoln's time. I think Donald takes Lincoln's quote much too literally- that of his being at the mercy of events, rather than the driver of them. Every president is, to a certain extent, helpless. Every head of state finds him or herself struggling to control the forces which threaten to wreak havoc on the status quo. But the great ones are the ones who recognize when to throw up their hands and let events run their course, and when to stand up and fight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 1/17/2014

    " Not as beautifully written or globally thought-through as David McCullough's John Adams (which I read just before), but comprehensive enough that I won't be feeling the need to read another Lincoln bio for a while in this, his bicentennial. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve Daggett | 1/14/2014

    " If you saw the movie with Daniel Day Lewis this recent biography of Lincoln provides the background for the movie. It's a whopping big book; I ended up reading the first sentence of every paragraph and then reading all of the parts I was interested in. Politics just like today and interesting to watch the evolution of his views change with age, maturity, political realities, and his own conscience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dona Krueger | 1/9/2014

    " This would make a marvelous text book for an advanced history class, but so many things about Lincoln - I didn't realize that he was such an astute politician - with all his other gifts of writing and humor. Brilliant man and of course, we all wish he would have lived to see the South brought gently forward as he wished. The speeches were especially electrifying to me. Of course, we all know the incomparable Gettysburg Address, but there were many others that needed much rereading and refection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 1/8/2014

    " a re-run of what I've read before about Lincoln "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariel | 1/8/2014

    " And that's when Lincoln said, "Don't diss my homies!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dick | 1/4/2014

    " This biolgraphy of Abraham Lincoln is the current authortative biolgraphy of our 16th president. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/22/2013

    " 4 stars so far! I'll finish it someday. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liz | 12/17/2013

    " I can't finish it. Too dull. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/2/2013

    " A very readable biography of Lincoln, giving insight into who Lincoln was as a man and a politician. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 11/19/2013

    " Very enjoyable biography. Well researched and seems to give an accurate insight into what kind of person he truly was. Book does an excellent job of showing the complete political chaos that existed at the time. Public opinion seemed to change nearly monthly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ravish Mehra | 2/22/2013

    " has finished reading the best biography ever: "Lincoln". Not sure if its the writing or the Lincoln's life that makes it such an excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jagad5 | 6/27/2011

    " A well written summary of our greatest President. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 6/8/2011

    " History's greatest Midwesterner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Naomaru | 6/1/2010

    " Very good book for a beginner like me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jon | 1/28/2010

    " authoritative...brilliantly written...a must that often feels like a might not "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 6/8/2009

    " A friend found this book at the Smithsonian in DC. Great book; well done in covering life of Lincoln "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom D | 2/13/2009

    " I've read several books on Lincoln. What I like about this one is that the book is pretty straight forward sticking to the facts and not overly sentimental. "

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