Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2006
CD ISBN 9781400103317 $34.99 Nine CDs
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Library Ed. Tantor Media 2006
CD ISBN 1400133319 $69.99 Nine CDs
The intersection of the lives of Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney and Abraham Lincoln is best known for their battle over slavery. During the Civil War, clashes also occurred over civilian rights in military courts and presidential war powers---issues relevant to contemporary listeners. Richard Allen delivers detailed courtroom documents with clarity, keeping listeners intrigued as to the next stage in the drama. However, his erratic pronunciation of " Illinois" and a Union general's name is a bit off-putting. Nonetheless, Simon's biographical and educational background on both individuals is conveyed with empathy by Allen, especially his portrait of the aging Taney, beset by family losses and shivering in ill-heated quarters in the basement of the Supreme Court. D.P.D. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 07]
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