Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

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by Stephen B. Oates
     
 

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Stephen B. Oates discerns the historical truth from the mythical legend that surrounds Lincoln in this original and fascinating portrait of America's 16th president.

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Stephen B. Oates discerns the historical truth from the mythical legend that surrounds Lincoln in this original and fascinating portrait of America's 16th president.

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Oates distills the historical truth from the mythical legend that surrounds Abraham Lincoln in this original and fascinating portrait of America's 16th president.

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ISBN-13:
9780061865916
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
711,280
File size:
540 KB

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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