The Case of Abraham Lincoln: A Story of Adultery, Murder and the Making of a Great President ( Audio CD Unabridged)
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|"The Case of Abraham Lincoln" takes the listener from the mystery of the George Anderson case, as investigated by the young lawyer and future president, to the enigma of Lincoln, as investigated by the author. Unabridged. 5 CDs.|
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Documents the events surrounding a mid-nineteenth-century Springfield blacksmith's murder trial that would define Abraham Lincoln's legal career, evaluating how the case reflected the beliefs of the time and placed Lincoln in a national spotlight. Simultaneous.
Douglas Brinkley received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University. While a professor at Hofstra University on Long Island, Brinkley had the brilliant idea of taking a class of undergraduates across America by bus, stopping at historic sites and literary landmarks along the way, while reading classic novels and listening to classic rock. The students visited the home of William Faulkner, met the writer William Burroughs, and listened to Brinkley lecture in situ--all for course credit. This amazing journey became his book THE MAJIC BUS. Brinkley has written standard historical studies of figures such as Dean Acheson and James Forrestal, and biographies of Bill Clinton and Rosa Parks. He taught for several years at the University of New Orleans, and that experience informs his post-Katrina book, THE GREAT DELUGE. Brinkley is one of America's more popular and public historians, writing for magazines, appearing on television, and speaking on NPR. His vision of American history is generous and wide-reaching: he has edited the journals of Jack Kerouac, the letters of Hunter S. Thompson, and the diaries of Ronald Reagan.