The Life Of Abraham Lincoln

Ward Hill LAMON (1828 - 1893)

Ward Hill Lamon's work is a study of the life of the 16th President of the United States of America from his childhood to the day of his first inauguration. Lamon, who worked with Lincoln during his administration, and who had access to the papers of Lincoln's law partner and biographer William Herndon, paints a vivid portrait of the years that lead to what many considered to be an unlikely yet successful run for the presidency. From his time fighting in the west as both an officer and a private soldier, through his Congressional years, private law practice and failed attempts to win a seat in the United States Senate, Lincoln is presented as the human being he was, nothing more and nothing less. This fascinating man, who arguably could be considered the best president the United States has ever known, was a complex and intensely private and conflicted individual who nonetheless sought and found his calling in public service. Lamon skillfully weaves Lincoln's speeches and letters, often in full, throughout his narrative so that the reader hears much of the story in Lincoln's own words. Rich in detail, one comes away with a fuller understanding of who Lincoln was and what formed his political and religious beliefs. With so much already known about Lincoln, Lamon's work supplements known history with private details that only Herndon and Lamon and those closest to Lincoln could provide. (Summary by Greg Giordano)

Genre(s): Culture & Heritage

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Greg Giordano
00:06:08
Play 01 Chapter One Greg Giordano
00:42:44
Play 02 Chapter Two, Part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 03 Chapter Two, Part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 04 Chapter Two, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 05 Chapter Three Maria Kasper
00:28:41
Play 06 Chapter Four Greg Giordano
00:30:40
Play 07 Chapter Five Greg Giordano
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Play 08 Chapter Six Maria Kasper
00:31:45
Play 09 Chapter Seven Maria Kasper
00:57:55
Play 10 Chapter Eight Greg Giordano
00:33:56
Play 11 Chapter Nine Greg Giordano
00:35:20
Play 12 Chapter Ten, Part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 13 Chapter Ten, Part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 14 Chapter Eleven, Part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 15 Chapter Eleven, Part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 16 Chapter Eleven, Part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 17 Chapter Twelve, Part 1 Greg Giordano
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Play 18 Chapter Twelve, Part 2 Greg Giordano
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Play 19 Chapter Twelve, Part 3 Greg Giordano
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Play 20 Chapter Thirteen, Part 1 Greg Giordano
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Play 21 Chapter Thirteen, Part 2 Greg Giordano
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Play 22 Chapter Fourteen, Part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 23 Chapter Fourteen, Part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 24 Chapter Fifteen Maria Kasper
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Play 25 Chapter Sixteen, Part 1 Greg Giordano
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Play 26 Chapter Sixteen, Part 2 Greg Giordano
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Play 27 Chapter Seventeen, Part 1 Greg Giordano
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Play 28 Chapter Seventeen, Part 2 Greg Giordano
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Play 29 Chapter Eighteen Maria Kasper
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Play 30 Chapter Nineteen, Part 1 Maria Kasper
00:47:18
Play 31 Chapter Nineteen, Part 2 Maria Kasper
00:59:11
Play 32 Chapter Twenty, Part 1 Greg Giordano
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Play 33 Chapter Twenty, Part 2 Greg Giordano
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Play 34 Appendix Maria Kasper
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