The Essential Abraham Lincoln Audio CD – Audiobook, Jan 1 2009
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Last year, a letter written by Abraham Lincoln in 1864 sold in New York for a record GBP1.7m. Which reflects the enduring popularity of the American president who emancipated the slaves, and possibly a keen anticipation of even greater interest this year, the 200th anniversary of his birth. But it must also be a tribute to the unaffected warmth and fluency of his letter-writing style, whether to establishment grandees or ordinary families bereaved by the war that freed the slaves. The biography that kicks off this handy primer is concise but workaday, the extracts from the speeches are mostly rousing, and the actors easier on the ear than, as a contemporary described it, Lincoln's 'shrill, squeaking, piping' voice, but for the true essence of the man whose influence is much evoked in the current White House, turn to the letters. - Karen Robinson, The Sunday Times This often heart-rending collection of speeches, letters and biography, brought out to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the greatest US leaders, will have you glory, glory hallelujahing by the time you get to the end of the Gettysburg address. - Sue Arnold, The Guardian The eloquence of his speeches and the humanity of his letters are palpable. An authoritative, not sycophantic, narration. - Rachel Redford, The Observer
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