The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show Abraham Lincoln, Wartime President Listen 32 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/57004/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Find out how Abraham Lincoln became a great wartime commander in chief despite not having any military experience. Civil War historian James McPherson’s most recent book is Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief.