All the Powers of Earth by Sidney Blumenthal audiobook

All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. III, 1856-1860

By Sidney Blumenthal
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The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Series

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In All the Powers of Earth, Lincoln's incredible ascent to power in a world of chaos is newly revealed through the great biographer's extraordinary research and literary style. After a period of depression that he would ever find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the most powerful demagogue in the country, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a senate seat. He sidelines the front-runner William Seward, a former governor and senator for New York, to cinch the new Republican Party's nomination. All the Powers of Earth is the political story of all time. Lincoln achieves the presidency by force of strategy, of political savvy and determination. This is Abraham Lincoln, who indisputably becomes the greatest president and moral leader in the nation's history. But he must first build a new political party, brilliantly state the anti-slavery case and overcome shattering defeat to win the presidency. In the years of civil war to follow, he will show mightily that the nation was right to bet on him. He was its preserver, a politician of moral integrity.

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One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2019 in Nonfiction

In All the Powers of Earth, Lincoln's incredible ascent to power in a world of chaos is newly revealed through the great biographer's extraordinary research and literary style.

After a period of depression that he would ever find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the most powerful demagogue in the country, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a senate seat. He sidelines the front-runner William Seward, a former governor and senator for New York, to cinch the new Republican Party's nomination.

All the Powers of Earth is the political story of all time. Lincoln achieves the presidency by force of strategy, of political savvy and determination. This is Abraham Lincoln, who indisputably becomes the greatest president and moral leader in the nation's history. But he must first build a new political party, brilliantly state the anti-slavery case and overcome shattering defeat to win the presidency. In the years of civil war to follow, he will show mightily that the nation was right to bet on him. He was its preserver, a politician of moral integrity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliantly illuminates qualities of leadership that are as important in our own time as they were during the tumultuous years that led to Civil War. This epic and path-breaking work deserves to be widely read and studied.” Michael Beschloss, New York Times bestselling author
“Blumenthal speaks to our own time and, through Lincoln’s life and work, asks us to consider what price expediency and ego cost democracy. Brilliant, compelling, and memorable.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Sstunningly thorough, both wide-angled and microscopic. He quotes from newspapers, books, speeches, congressional transcripts, and numerous other sources. At the beginning, he includes a timeline of major events and cast of major characters. As essential as any political biography is likely to be.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With painstaking research illuminated by penetrating insight, Blumenthal limns the ascent of the Great Emancipator in a turbulent era.” Booklist (starred review)
“An entertaining, Wolf Hall–esque treatment that will please Blumenthal’s fans and win new ones.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Sidney Blumenthal

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 28.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English