Lincoln's Greatest Case: The River, The Bridge, and The Making of America
Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: March 2015
Duration: 7 hours 36 minutes
Lincoln scholar Brian McGinty paints history on a grand scale as he re-creates a legal case that changed the face of a nation. Before becoming president, Abraham Lincoln successfully argued a trial pitting railroad vs. steamboat. In the course of this untold story, listeners follow the creation of a transnational railroad while witnessing the future president's ascension to the national stage.