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  1. The Great Courses: Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln
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  2. The Great Courses: Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

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Five days after Abraham Lincoln was buried in Springfield, Illinois, John Locke Scripps, who had convinced Lincoln to write his first campaign autobiography, asserted that the 16th president had become, "the Great American Man - the grand central figure in American (perhaps the World's) History." Historians still find it hard to quibble with Scripps's opinion. Lincoln was the central figure in the nation's greatest crisis, the Civil War. His achievements in office make as good a case as any that he was the greatest president in U.S. history. What made Lincoln great? What was it about him that struck those who knew him? This fast-moving series of 12 lectures explores those questions with the help of one of our most distinguished Lincoln scholars and award-winning author. The lectures take you through Lincoln's life, from his forebears' arrival in America to an evaluation of his legacy. And you'll come to know the man through the eyes of those who knew, lived with, and worked with him. In presenting Lincoln, Professor Guelzo explores three themes: What ideas were at the core of his understanding of American politics? Why did he oppose slavery, and what propelled him, in the 1850s, into the open opposition to slavery that led to his election to the presidency in 1860? What gifts equipped Lincoln to lead the nation through the "fiery trial" of the Civil War? The result is an understanding of Lincoln as a man who envisioned a nation of self-governing equals wise enough to be guided not just by self-interest or popular enthusiasm, but by an abiding sense of right and wrong. Ultimately, he gave that nation, in his words, "a new birth of freedom."

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Allen C. Guelzo
Binding
Audio CD
EAN
9781598030099
Edition
1st
Format
Box set
ISBN
1598030094
Label
The Teaching Company
Manufacturer
The Teaching Company
PublicationDate
2005
Publisher
The Teaching Company
Studio
The Teaching Company
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Excellent quality. I only wish it was longer. The lectures did a great job of showing not just what Lincoln did, but who he was.
very interesting.
This is an entertaining, thought provoking course that will teach you about Lincoln's life and effect he had on American history, politics and society.

The description of the course is as follows (provided because Amazon has not listed it):

Five days after Abraham Lincoln was buried in Springfield, Illinois, John Locke Scripps, who had convinced Lincoln to write his first campaign autobiography, wrote: "In certain showy, and what is said to be, most desirable endowments, how many Americans have surpassed him! Yet how he looms above them now!"

The nation's 16th president, Scripps asserted, had become "the Great American Man--the grand central figure in American (perhaps the World's) History."

Historians still find it hard to quibble with Scripps's opinion of Lincoln's place in the story of America. Lincoln was the central figure in the nation's greatest crisis, the Civil War. His achievements in office make as good a case as any that he was... Read more
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