With Malice Toward None: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln

With Malice Toward None: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln

by Stephen B. Oates


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“The standard one-volume biography of Lincoln.” —Washington Post

“Certainly the most objective biography of Lincoln ever written.” —David Herbert Donald, New York Times Book Review

The definitive life of Abraham Lincoln, With Malice Toward None is historian Stephen B. Oates's acclaimed and enthralling portrait of America's greatest leader. Oates masterfully charts, with the pacing of a novel, Lincoln's rise from bitter poverty in America's midwestern frontier to become a self-made success in business, law, and regional politics. The second half of the book examines his legendary leadership on the national stage as president during one of the country's most tumultuous and bloody periods, the Civil War years, which concluded tragically with Lincoln's assassination. In this award-winning biography, Lincoln steps forward out of the shadow of myth as a recognizable, fully drawn American whose remarkable life continues to inspire and inform us today.

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ISBN-13: 9780060924713
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Series: Harper Perennial
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 127,909
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About 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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