Sidney Blumenthal – All the Powers of Earth


In All the Powers of Earth, Lincoln’s incredible ascent to power in a world of chaos is newly revealed through the great biographer’s extraordinary research and literary style.

After a period of depression that he would ever find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the most powerful demagogue in the country, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a Senate seat. He sidelines the front-runner William Seward, a former governor and senator for New York, to cinch the new Republican Party’s nomination.

All the Powers of Earth is the political story of all time. Lincoln achieves the presidency by force of strategy, of political savvy and determination. This is Abraham Lincoln, who indisputably becomes the greatest president and moral leader in the nation’s history. But he must first build a new political party, brilliantly state the anti-slavery case, and overcome shattering defeat to win the presidency. In the years of civil war to follow, he will show mightily that the nation was right to bet on him. He was its preserver, a politician of moral integrity.

Author: Sidney Blumenthal
Narrator: Jack de Golia
Duration: 28 hours 44 minutes
Released: 19 Aug 2010
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I haven’t yet finished this book but wanted to let folks know, there is a lot of historical information here that I hadn’t read about in the past. It has come to light that some political lessons of the past have not been heeded in today’s politics. Jack DeGolia does an excellent job narrating this book. I’ve listened to similar books and the narration drones on. Not so with Jack who animates the characters as they are quoted. This is one book that I’ll listen to more than once.