The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

Version: Unabridged
Author: Thomas J. Dilorenzo
Narrator: Charles Constant
Genres: Biography & Memoir, North America
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: November 2017
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 33 minutes
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Overview

Most Americans consider Abraham Lincoln to be the greatest president in history. His legend as the Great Emancipator has grown to mythic proportions as hundreds of books, a national holiday, and a monument in Washington, D.C., extol his heroism and martyrdom. But what if most everything you knew about Lincoln were false? What if, instead of an American hero who sought to free the slaves, Lincoln were in fact a calculating politician who waged the bloodiest war in american history in order to build an empire that rivaled Great Britain's? In The Real Lincoln, author Thomas J. DiLorenzo uncovers a side of Lincoln not told in many history books and overshadowed by the immense Lincoln legend. Through extensive research and meticulous documentation, DiLorenzo portrays the sixteenth president as a man who devoted his political career to revolutionizing the American form of government from one that was very limited in scope and highly decentralized-as the Founding Fathers intended-to a highly centralized, activist state. Standing in his way, however, was the South, with its independent states, its resistance to the national government, and its reliance on unfettered free trade.

Author Details

Author Details

Dilorenzo, Thomas J.

Thomas J. DiLorenzo is a professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland and a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Washington Post, Reader's Digest, Barron's, and many other publications. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.