We think of Lincoln as a great president, but he was also an eloquent and expressive writer and speaker. The superb performance by George Vail conveys Lincoln's depth of thought and feeling through these extraordinary pieces of literature.
The Program includes the following speeches and essays:
The Practice of Law
On the Republican Party
To Henry Pierce and Others
On Discoveries, Improvements and Inventions
Speech on the Dred Scott Decision
To George Robertson
On Pro Slavery Theology
On Slavery and Democracy
On the Struggle Against Slavery
First Inaugural Address
Speech at Independence Hall
To Ephraim D. and Phoebe Ellsworth
To Horace Greeley
Meditation on Divine Will
To James Conkling
Proclamation of Thanksgiving
Second Inaugural Address
Winner of Publishers Weekly Audio 1995 Best of the Year Award, Historical Works.
"Lincoln has come close to laying bare the meaning of human life for his time and the ages." (David D. Anderson, Lincoln scholar)
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