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And there was light : Abraham Lincoln and the American struggle  Cover Image CD Audiobook CD Audiobook

And there was light : Abraham Lincoln and the American struggle / Jon Meacham.

Meacham, Jon, (author,, narrator.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593632864
  • ISBN: 0593632869
  • Physical Description: 14 audio discs (17 hr., 50 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Koeln : Random House Audio, [2022]

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Title from web page.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Jon Meacham.
Summary, etc.:
Jon Meacham chronicles the life and moral evolution of Abraham Lincoln and explores why and how Lincoln confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery in order to expand the possibilities of America. This book tells the story of Lincoln from his birth on the Kentucky frontier in 1809 to his leadership during the Civil War to his tragic assassination at Ford's Theater on Good Friday 1865: his rise, his self-education through reading, his loves, his bouts of depression, his political failures, his deepening faith, and his persistent conviction that slavery must end. In a nation shaped by the courage of the enslaved of the era and by the brave witness of Black Americans of the nineteenth century, Lincoln's story illuminates the ways and means of politics, the marshaling of power in a belligerent democracy, the durability of white supremacy in America, and the capacity of conscience to shape the maelstrom of events.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Views on slavery.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Religion.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
United States > Race relations > History > 19th century.
Slavery > Political aspects > United States > History > 19th century.
Slaves > Emancipation > United States.
United States > Politics and government > 1861-1865.
United States > Politics and government > 1845-1861.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 5 of 10 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 1 current hold with 10 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown CDBK B LINCOLN (Text) 34014151714814 Adult Book on CD Available -
Gunn Memorial Library - Washington BCD BIO LIN (Text) 34055150135758 Adult Nonfiction CD Available -
Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven CD BIO LINCOLN Meacham (Text) 31953154610649 Adult Nonfiction CD Checked out 02/14/2023
Milford Public Library 920 LINCOLN (Text) 34013150769118 Adult Nonfiction CD Checked out 02/09/2023
Norfolk Library CD BIO LINCOLN MEA (Text) 36058150800221 Adult New Book on CD Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield CD SPOKEN MEA (Text) 36123155258781 Adult Nonfiction CD Checked out 02/14/2023
Plumb Memorial Library - Shelton C/D 973.711 MEA (14 cds) (Text) 34025146147753 Adult Book on CD Available -
Ridgefield Library B LINCOLN (Text) 34010154189855 Adult New Audiobook Checked out 02/07/2023
Sherman Library ABCD B LINCOLN (Text) 34060154820801 Adult New Book on CD Available -
Tolland Public Library A-CD BOOK B LINCOLN (Text) 34051154981446 Adult New Book on CD Checked out 02/17/2023

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