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Lincoln as presidential candidate in August 1860

Audiobook Review| Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency

By Ryan Paul Winn
February 2019 • American History Magazine

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency

Read by Adam Verner, with the recording produced by Harlequin Audio and Blackstone Audio

Reviewed by Ryan Paul Winn

Dan Abrams and David Fisher breathe life into Illinois State Journal stenographer Robert R. Hitt’s trial transcript, capturing how Abraham Lincoln’s sharp wit and folksy manner saved a client from the noose. Reader Adam Verner gives voice to the Great Emancipator during the last murder case he took before he commenced the trajectory that landed him in the White House.

Ryan Paul Winn is a columnist and media critic who’s rarely without an audiobook or his earbuds. When not writing or teaching in the Liberal Studies department at College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin, he can be found researching overlooked history in local and national archives.

 

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