Published in 2011 by HighBridge Audio
Duration: 2 hours, 59 minutes
|Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)|
There are interviews with historians, including James McPherson and Shelby Foote and authors like Tony Horwitz, Jay Winik and E.L. Doctorow. Sam Waterston reads the Gettysburg Address (so good!) and Hal Holbrook talks about a project of his about the impact of the Civil War on Iowa.
There are also interviews with regular people, like the African American family that comes to see the original Emancipation Proclamation and turns it into a profound and moving educational event.
None of it is very deep, but all of it is deeply interesting. This is a must-listen for all amateur historians of the Civil War.
I rate this audiobook 5 stars out of 5.
This audiobook can be found here: NPR American Chronicles: The Civil War.