Abraham Lincoln

The American Presidents Series: The 16th President, 1861-1865

The American Presidents

George S. McGovern; Edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger and Sean Wilentz; Read by William Dufris

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America’s greatest president, who rose to power in the country’s greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation’s wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own contradictions and a new birth of freedom, sanctified by blood, created the United States we know today. His story has been told many times, but never by a man who himself sought the office of president and contemplated the awesome responsibilities that come with it.

George S. McGovern—a Midwesterner, former U.S. senator, presidential candidate, veteran, and historian by training—offers his unique insight into our sixteenth president. He shows how Lincoln sometimes went astray, particularly in his restrictions on civil liberties, but also how he adjusted his sights and transformed the Civil War from a political dispute to a moral crusade. McGovern’s account reminds us why we hold Lincoln in such esteem and why he remains the standard by which all of his successors are measured.

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George S. McGovern; Edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger and Sean Wilentz; Read by William Dufris

George S. McGovern represented South Dakota in the United States Senate from 1963 to 1981 and was the Democratic nominee for president in 1972. He was a decorated bomber pilot in World War II, after which he earned his Ph.D. in American history and government at Northwestern University. A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he lives in Mitchell, South Dakota.

George S. McGovern
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Sean Wilentz
William Dufris

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Denise Applewhite
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Abraham Lincoln
The American Presidents Series: The 16th President, 1861-1865
George S. McGovern; Edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger and Sean Wilentz; Read by William Dufris

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
December 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206145
ISBN10: 1427206147
Audio Run Time: 6:00
$14.99

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
December 2008
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805083453
ISBN10: 0805083456
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages, Includes a black-and-white frontispiece
$25.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
Times Books
December 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429950886
ISBN10: 1429950889
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 192 pages, Includes a black-and-white frontispiece
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