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Every Drop of Blood: Hatred and Healing at Lincoln's Second Inauguration [Audiobook]

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Every Drop of Blood: Hatred and Healing at Lincoln's Second Inauguration [Audiobook]


Every Drop of Blood: Hatred and Healing at Lincoln's Second Inauguration [Audiobook]
English | ASIN: B0856PHK27 | 2020 | 12 hours and 38 minutes | M4B 128 kbps | 776 MB
Edward Achorn (Author), Adam Barr (Narrator)


A brilliantly conceived and vividly drawn story - Washington, D.C. on the eve of Abraham Lincoln’s historic second inaugural address as the lens through which to understand all the complexities of the Civil War

By March 4, 1865, the Civil War had slaughtered more than 700,000 Americans and left intractable wounds on the nation. After a morning of rain-drenched fury, tens of thousands crowded Washington’s Capitol grounds that day to see Abraham Lincoln take the oath for a second term. As the sun emerged, Lincoln rose to give perhaps the greatest inaugural address in American history, stunning the nation by arguing, in a brief 701 words, that both sides had been wrong, and that the war’s unimaginable horrors - every drop of blood spilled - might well have been God’s just verdict on the national sin of slavery.