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Abraham Lincoln: The Man behind the Myths
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man behind the Myths

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by Stephen B. Oates
 

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“There is no better introduction to current thinking about Lincoln and his place in history.” —Newsday

“Here, in these pages, Lincoln is still alive.” —Los Angeles Times

From Stephen B. Oates comes a riveting companion to his seminal Lincoln biography With Malice Toward None. Exploring the complex

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“There is no better introduction to current thinking about Lincoln and his place in history.” —Newsday

“Here, in these pages, Lincoln is still alive.” —Los Angeles Times

From Stephen B. Oates comes a riveting companion to his seminal Lincoln biography With Malice Toward None. Exploring the complex mythology surrounding the sixteenth President, including iconic images of Lincoln as Honest Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind The Myths offers a penetrating look at Lincoln’s life and impact, indispensible for any student of great leadership, the Civil War, and American history.

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
Oates distills the historical truth from the mythical legend that surrounds Abraham Lincoln in this original and fascinating portrait of America's 16th president.
Christian Science Monitor
Stephen B. Oates recreates the life and world of Lincoln with the skill of a master painter.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060924720
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Series:
Harper Perennial
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
620,152
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Stephen B. Oates is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. His books include Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. Oates has been awarded numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and Nevins-Freeman Award of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies.

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Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is more of a debunking of the various myths surrounding Lincoln than a biography of Lincoln, although it does deal with various events in Lincoln's life. I think Oates' intention is to make the reader see Lincoln as a flesh and blood man rather than as an icon or a villian as he has been previously portrayed. In this I think he has succeeded. As a result, this book makes a good companion piece to his biography of Lincoln WITH MALICE TOWARDS NONE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great history well done.
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