Lincoln's Prose

  • by Abraham Lincoln
  • Narrated by George Vail
  • 2 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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:
Niagara Falls
The Practice of Law
On Government
On the Republican Party
To Henry Pierce and Others
On Discoveries, Improvements and Inventions
Speech on the Dred Scott Decision
On Slavery
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
Emancipation Proclamation
To Horace Greeley
Meditation on Divine Will
To James Conkling
Proclamation of Thanksgiving
Gettysburg Address
Second Inaugural Address


What the Critics Say

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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Customer Reviews

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Wonderful Teaching Device

This is a wonderful teaching device! I teach 6th grade and to be able to have my students listen to some of Lincoln's speeches out loud is extremely useful... Much of Lincolns writing is difficult for them to read. The language to wonderful but above thier heads. Having them listen helps immensely!
It is a little difficult to listen to because it is soo long and has no index so I have to listen to every track of the disk to find what I am looking for.
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- Sarah

Nice sleeping aid

I was disappointed in this audiobook. I wanted to gain some sort of insight of Lincoln but found myself beaten into daydreaming by the on and on droning. Not to mention the slow speaking and monotone voice that seemed to say nothing. I found myself asking where the last 30 minutes went and what did I hear? I am sorry I wasted my credit on this one...
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- Scott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Findaway World