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Acclaimed historian Lewis Lehrman, in his path-breaking comparison of both statesmen, finds that Lincoln and Churchill - with very different upbringings and contrasting personalities - led their war efforts, to some extent, in similar ways. As supreme war lords, they were guided not only by principles of honor, duty, freedom, but also by the practical wisdom to know when, where, and how to apply these principles. They made mistakes which Lehrman considers carefully. But the author emphasizes that, despite setbacks, they never gave up.
Even their writings and speeches were swords in battle. Gifted literary stylists, both men relied on the written and spoken word to steel their citizens throughout desperate and prolonged wars. Both statesmen unexpectedly left office near the end of their wars - Lincoln by the bullet, Churchill by the ballot.
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By Barmand on 03-07-18
Where does Lincoln and Churchill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Near the top of audiobooks I have listened to. Makes me want to own it in hardback.
What did you like best about this story?
Filled with great quotations from two of the most quoted statesmen in history.
Have you listened to any of David Colacci’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This was my first.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I was not aware that Lincoln chose not to attend his father's funeral. That is a sad statement about both men.
Any additional comments?
The book is so filled with inspiring and memorable quotations, if I had read it on paper half of many pages would have been highlighted. Had I paused listening to write them down, i might never have finished the book.