Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2 by Michael Burlingame audiobook

Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 2: A Life (Volume Two)

By Michael Burlingame
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Gildan Media
53.75 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781469003658

In the first multivolume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America’s greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America’s sixteenth president. In volume two, Burlingame examines Lincoln’s presidency and the trials of the Civil War. He supplies fascinating details on the crisis over Fort Sumter and the relentless office seekers who plagued Lincoln. He introduces listeners to the president’s battles with hostile newspaper editors and his quarrels with incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also interprets Lincoln’s private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd, the untimely death of his son Willie to disease in 1862, and his recurrent anguish over the enormous human costs of the war.

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In the first multivolume biography of Abraham Lincoln to be published in decades, Lincoln scholar Michael Burlingame offers a fresh look at the life of one of America’s greatest presidents. Incorporating the field notes of earlier biographers, along with decades of research in multiple manuscript archives and long-neglected newspapers, this remarkable work will both alter and reinforce current understanding of America’s sixteenth president.

In volume two, Burlingame examines Lincoln’s presidency and the trials of the Civil War. He supplies fascinating details on the crisis over Fort Sumter and the relentless office seekers who plagued Lincoln. He introduces listeners to the president’s battles with hostile newspaper editors and his quarrels with incompetent field commanders. Burlingame also interprets Lincoln’s private life, discussing his marriage to Mary Todd, the untimely death of his son Willie to disease in 1862, and his recurrent anguish over the enormous human costs of the war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A magisterial enterprise.” New York Times
“If you aspire to Ultimate Lincoln Knowledge this is a must-read.” Chicago Tribune
“The granddaddy of all the recent books [on Lincoln]…Monumental in size, depth, and scholarship, this is the new standard biography of our time and surpasses all other life portraits of our sixteenth president, and is the most important book of the bicentennial.” Washington Times
“No review could do complete justice to the magnificent two-volume biography that has been so well-wrought by Michael Burlingame.” Atlantic Monthly

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Author Bio: Michael Burlingame

Author Bio: Michael Burlingame

Michael Burlingame is the Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois, Springfield. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: A Life and The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln; he is also the editor of An Oral History of Abraham Lincoln: John G. Nicolays Interviews and Essays and Lincolns Journalist: John Hays Anonymous Writings for the Press, 1860–1864. Burlingame has received a number of awards and accolades throughout his career, including the Abraham Lincoln Association Book Prize, the Lincoln Diploma of Honor from Lincoln Memorial University, and was inducted into the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. He currently resides in Springfield, Illinois.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 53.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English