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4.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 54.38 out of 5 4.38 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas Narrator: David Strathairn, Richard Dreyfuss Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Other Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This star-studded recording brings to life a history-changing political battle.

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates made history and changed its course through seven legendary match-ups between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas during the 1858 Illinois senatorial race. Although he lost the election, Lincoln’s gift for oratory and his antislavery stance made him a nationally known figure, and led to his election to the presidency in 1860. Never before presented in audio, these debates and great statesmen are brought to life by narrators Richard Dreyfuss (Douglas) and David Strathairn (Lincoln). The Lincoln-Douglas Debates provide a soundtrack to a nation discovering its better self.

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  • David Strathairn stars here as the thoughtful, level-headed Abraham Lincoln, opposite Richard Dreyfuss’ condescendingly pushier voicing of Stephen A. Douglas. Neither put on any accents nor otherwise inject any unnecessary melodrama into the already powerful text of these debates.”

    Audible.com, editorial review

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