In the winter of 1860 the United States, less than a century old, fell apart, divided by differing attitudes to slavery. Four years later, at a cost of 600,000 lives, the bloodiest war in history had secured the Union and slavery was abolished. Abraham Lincoln was the lynchpin throughout this pivotal change in the nation. This biography tells the story of how this man, born in a log cabin and almost entirely self educated, rose, in the nation's gravest hour, to determine its fate, only to die at the hands of an assassin in the moment of victory.
- 185 x 190 x 42.42mm | 294.84g
- 30 Nov 2003
- ISIS Audio Books
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition