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Abraham Lincoln

ABRAHAM LINCOLN - A play by JOHN DRINKWATER, adapted by Orson Welles for radio.

Lincoln's words are still entirely alive -- and his person is preserved in this fine and very famous play.

"His words we have collected for this broadcast from many sources -- from letters and speeches, debates and proclamations, and from the written record of his own private conversation. They amount to a testament of his abiding faith in this, our land of the free. Much of it you will recognize and much of it is as new as though this microphone were in the White House tonight."
- Orson Welles

Part 1
Part 2