Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington, Ted Widmer
  • List: $29.99  |  Sale: $21.00
    Club: $14.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington

Author: Ted Widmer, Ted Widmer

Narrator: Fred Sanders

Unabridged: 16 hr 53 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 04/07/2020

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Presidents & Heads Of State

Synopsis

As a divided nation plunges into the deepest crisis in its history, Abraham Lincoln boards a train for Washington and his inauguration—an inauguration Southerners have vowed to prevent by any means necessary. Drawing on new research, this account reveals the President-Elect as a work in progress, showing him on the verge of greatness, foiling an assassination attempt, and forging an unbreakable bond with the American people. On the eve of his 52nd birthday, February 11, 1861, the President-Elect of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, walked onto a train, the first step of his journey to the White House, and his rendezvous with destiny. But as the train began to carry Lincoln toward Washington, it was far from certain what he would find there. Bankrupt and rudderless, the government was on the verge of collapse. To make matters worse, reliable intelligence confirmed a conspiracy to assassinate him as he passed through Baltimore. It is no exaggeration to say that the fate of the Republic hung in the balance. How did Lincoln survive this grueling odyssey, to become the president we know from the history books? Lincoln on the Verge tells the story of a leader discovering his own strength, improvising brilliantly, and seeing his country up close during these pivotal thirteen days. From the moment the Presidential Special left the station, a new Lincoln was on display, speaking constantly, from a moving train, to save the Republic. The journey would draw on all of Lincoln’s mental and physical reserves. But the President-Elect discovered an inner strength, which deepened with the exhausting ordeal of meeting millions of Americans. Lincoln on the Verge tells the story of America’s greatest president and the obstacles he overcame, well before he could take the oath of office and deliver his inaugural address.

Recommended

The United States of Trump How the President Really Sees America, Bill O'Reilly
The United States of Trump
by Bill O'Reilly

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Bill O'Reilly
Published: 09/24/2019

American Ulysses A Life of Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald C. White
American Ulysses
by Ronald C. White

List: $14.99

Sale: $10.50

Club: $7.49

Narrator: Arthur Morey
Published: 10/04/2016

Truman, David McCullough
Truman
by David McCullough

List: $99.95

Sale: $69.97

Club: $49.97

Narrator: Nelson Runger,David McCullough
Published: 03/08/2011

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, Jon Meacham
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
by Jon Meacham

List: $27.50

Sale: $19.25

Club: $13.75

Narrator: Edward Herrmann
Published: 11/13/2012

Decision Points, George W. Bush
Decision Points
by George W. Bush

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Ron McLarty,George W. Bush
Published: 11/09/2010

Mornings on Horseback, David McCullough
Mornings on Horseback
by David McCullough

List: $39.95

Sale: $27.97

Club: $19.97

Narrator: Nelson Runger
Published: 01/04/2011

Destiny of the Republic A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, Candice Millard
Destiny of the Republic
by Candice Millard

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Paul Michael
Published: 09/20/2011

Grant, Ron Chernow
Grant
by Ron Chernow

List: $40.00

Sale: $28.00

Club: $20.00

Narrator: Mark Bramhall
Published: 10/10/2017

Washington A Life, Ron Chernow
Washington
by Ron Chernow

List: $40.00

Sale: $28.00

Club: $20.00

Narrator: Scott Brick,Edward Herrmann
Published: 10/05/2010
{"id":"3864268","ean":"9781797104294","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington","subtitle":"Thirteen Days to Washington","author":"Ted Widmer","rating_average":"3.75","narrator":"Fred Sanders","ubr_id":"3864268","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"29.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"17.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Fred Sanders","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 16 hr 30 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}