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The Essential Abraham Lincoln

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3 hours

Summary

The theatrical quality of Garrick Hagon's narration creates a personable monologue that brings alive the meticulous records of the life and times of Abraham Lincoln. Several weighty historical events were navigated during Lincoln's lifetime and presidency, including the abolition of slavery and an impending and then raging civil war, with its accompanying political instability. Each of these and the attendant considerations are recounted with somberness, which is appropriate to the turmoil that existed during the lifetime of this revered historical figure. Hagon delivers intimate letters and diary entries penned by the president with feeling; the ongoing shifts in his tone from upbeat to subdued reveal the inner struggles behind the president's iconic stoic demeanor.

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