Introducing the riveting new history program from Michael Medved.
Every day, Michael Medved begins his nationally syndicated radio show with gratitude for America's status as "the Greatest Nation on God's Green Earth." Now he turns his attention to "the Greatest American Story Ever Told" -- the life of Abraham Lincoln.
In the midst of the 150th anniversary commemorations of the Civil War, this in-depth, two-hour presentation probes what Medved calls the three "mysteries and miracles" of Lincoln's extraordinary career:
- How did a desperately poor child of illiterate parents, with less than a year of total schooling, emerge as one of the greatest minds of the 19th century?
- Why would one of the nation's two great political parties choose as its presidential candidate a provincial, prairie politician with only one (wildly controversial) two-year term in Congress, who had largely left public office twelve years before his nomination, and lost all of his previous bids for political advancement?
- How did a country lawyer with no military experience become one of the greatest war leaders in human history? Lincoln, a "tender-hearted" tee-totaler who hated blood so much he couldn't stand hunting or animal cruelty, became a ruthless commander-in-chief in the most ghastly, death-dealing war America ever-endured. What stood behind the transformation?
These questions and more will be answered in intimate, vivid detail -- presenting a complicated, inspiring life that's richer and more relevant than the versions in text books, popular culture, or even the most acclaimed Hollywood movies. Lincoln's story is America's story - and his greatness defines America's greatness - as made clear in this inspiring and eye-opening portrait of the 16th president and his astonishing achievements.
Total Run Time: 1hr, 53min
Available on two CDs or audio download
Lincoln, The President and the Man
Posted by Unknown on 16th Mar 2015
An outstanding piece by Michael. I'd heard some of it, and it was so fascinating that I had to buy the full show. My wife and I listened while traveling in our car, and it was such a captivating story...about the man behind the legend...that we rarely spoke until it was done. We then marveled at all we didn't know as well as learning that some of what we thought we knew was in fact fiction.
Spell bounding story about Mr. Lincoln
Posted by Ken R. on 16th Feb 2015
I listened to "The Real Lincoln" on Michael's radio show special for President's Day and found the story of Lincoln fascinating and very engaging. The way Mr. Medved tells the story made me wanting the commercials to hurry up and go away so I could listen to more.
Thanks for the insights you have given me regarding one of the greatest presidents America has known!
The Real Lincoln
Posted by Dennis Thompson on 15th Mar 2013
what a croc. he was a modern day Obama Socialist that caused an uneeded war. It was about taxes and states rights. He was called honest abe because he was such a liar.Emancipator? What a joke, he wanted to colonize blacks in panama.The Emancipation proclamation did not free slaves in the North. It was propoganda. He was a very liberal man, liberal in todays sense. Worst President ever.
The Real Lincoln
Posted by Pam on 15th Mar 2013
I listened to it as a broadcast, and it kept my interest even through the commercials. I purchased the audio download as a Christmas gift for a friend. Medved's history programs are always worth listening to. This was a great supplement to the movie.