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Abraham Lincoln: His Life & Legacy
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This comprehensive four-DVD set presents a complex portrait of a man who many consider to be our greatest commander-in-chief, but who considered himself "the loneliest man in the world." Bringing to life the tumultuous times in which Lincoln led his country, some of his finest Civil War moments, and his final hours, HISTORY examines the Lincoln legacy in a modern context.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN: HIS LIFE AND LEGACY is the ultimate tribute to the
ultimate president and includes the following seven documentaries:
Investigating History: Lincoln: Man or Myth
Man, Moment, Machine: Lincoln and the Flying Spying Machine
Conspiracy?: Lincoln Assassination
High Tech Lincoln
The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth
- Includes seven documentaries: Lincoln, Investigating History: Lincoln Man or Myth, Man Moment Machine: Lincoln and the Flying Spying Machine, Sherman's March, The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth, Conspiracy? Lincoln Assassination, High Tech Lincoln
- History in the Making: Lincoln: behind-the-scenes featurette
- Full-length documentary: Sherman's Total War Tactics
- History in the Making: Sherman's Total War: behind-the-scenes featurette
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For those who have watched, beginning to end, these programs on the History Channel, a price of over 30.00 may be a bit steep, although a DVD copy surely enables rewind, slo-mo and freeze-frame which can realy enhance the enjoyment and learning. I think without the promo, a two or three Disc set would have been possible.
There are many Lincoln writers and pundits along the way, including Gore Vidal. I wish we got more or Gore and a bit less on the others. It appears that some of the lesser-known authorities did not have much camera experience and so they are, at times, surprsingly inarticulate. Added to that, they're given alot of close-ups; and their commentary is not essentially done in the form of a voice-over but in those tight shots.
One dude showed up in a short sleeved shirt.
Perhaps a litle too much concentration on the melancholy. Was it congenital...or just normal for a sensitive man who witnessed death after death of people in their prime, as he came up in Kentucky, and found a place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The question is asked, should be psycho-analyzing *anyone* in retrospect? Still, they forge ahead. Another somewhat strange section is on Lincoln's "orientation". In the 1830s, as a struggling Lawyer, he slept with someone named Joshua Speed, with whom he corresponded for years. Along with all the stories, from other sources, about his running around in his night shirt at the Soldiers Home, or whatever, this detail makes one wonder. But..why?Read more ›
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He is thoroughly enjoying this gift even though has not viewed all at this point. We can recommend it to folks interested in history.Published on January 9, 2014 by Joyce Mays
Although a dated, this set offers insight into what I have believed to be the the most insightful documentation of a true American legend.Published on January 3, 2013 by Todd
In my opinion this DVD was made up by extreme liberals (politically) and they try to make America's First Republican President look like he was a godless man with almost no... Read morePublished on June 15, 2010 by SuccessBookClub
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