"The Most Available Presidential Candidate for Unadulterated Republicans" - The Chicago Convention May 1860
Lincoln seemed to have a good chance of winning the election, despite his opponent, William Henry Seward. One major hurdle Lincoln faced was that he was seen as radical compared to Seward. Also, Seward supporters ranged from the sophisticated to the brash, and often made Lincoln feel inferior. But Seward was racked with mistakes of his political past in New York which included fiscal impropriety. A major victory for Lincoln at this point is Indiana, a victory that slows Seward's momentum. Lincoln ultimately beats Seward for the Republican nomination.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Outstanding book, but wish I would have known that Volume 2 of this work was not available in audiobook format. I was left hanging after listening to the first volume. I attempted to contact the audiobook producer but did not hear back.
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Would have been terrific if all the content was included and/or the descriptions of the audio books did NOT imply that this was the whole book. Not only missing volume 2 but volume 1 is incomplete as well (based on audible.com's description compared to the DTB.)
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What does Sean Pratt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Almost perfect blend of straight reading vs "performing."
What else would you have wanted to know about Michael Burlingame’s life?
About Burlingame? Nothing. About Lincoln - the (DTB) book covers almost all of it in GREAT detail! The audio versions are complete based on what portions of the DTB are actually included.
Any additional comments?
Primary issue is buying these 6 audio books thinking I was getting all of "Abraham Lincoln: A LIfe" by Burlingame. The descriptions and Critics Section of each of these audio books should be updated to reflect the true relationships with the DTB version.