Lincoln: A Photobiography

Version: Unabridged
Author: Russell Freedman
Narrator: Robert Petkoff
Genres: Autobiography
Publisher: Listening Library
Published In: October 2008
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 29 minutes
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Overview

Abraham Lincoln stood out in a crowd as much for his wit and rollicking humor as for his height. Here is a warm, appealing biography of our Civil War president.
Russell Freedman begins with a lively account of Abraham Lincoln's boyhood, his career as a country lawyer, and his courtship and marriage to Mary Todd. Then the author focuses on the presidential years (1861 to 1865), skillfully explaining the many complex issues Lincoln grappled with as he led a deeply divided nation through the Civil War. The audiobook's final chapter is a moving account of that tragic evening in Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865.
"Lincoln: A Photobiography "concludes with an interview with the Author.

Author Details

Author Details

Freedman, Russell

Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, a National Humanities Medal, the Sibert Medal, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books.