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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With Malice Toward None: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B. Oates

“Full, fair, and accurate. . . . Certainly the most objective biography of Lincoln ever written.” —Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald, New York Times Book Review

From preeminent Civil War historian Stephen B. Oates comes the book the Washington Post hails as “the standard one-volume biography of Lincoln.” Oates’ With Malice Toward None is recognized as the seminal biography of the Sixteenth President, by one of America’s most prominent historians.

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ISBN-13: 9780061952241
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Series: Harper Perennial
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 411,146
File size: 664 KB

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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With Malice Toward None: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read a bio on Lincoln that was as basic, thourough, and enjoyable as possible. For anybody, who has yet to read anything about Lincoln, start here. Oats traces the life and career of Lincoln in a narrative that is easy to read while conveying the most important facts about his life and career, and those who surrounded him who shaped his presidency and influence on slavery and the Civil War. A must read, for anybody wanting to get a picture of his leadership qualities and how he saved the union and ended slavery, standing behind his principles that make him one of the most admired figures in American history.
JoeClark More than 1 year ago
One of the very best books I've ever read.
Father_of_5_Boys More than 1 year ago
I'm guessing that there are books that give a lot more detail on Lincoln, but to me, this book gave a perfect overview - just enough detail while not overwhelming. It helped me start to come to grips with Lincoln as a real-life person as opposed to the icon I have in my mind. The part that intrigued me the most was his lawyering days in Springfield and his died-in-the-wool Whig days. Rather than being a saint, it made me realize that he played partisan politics just like everybody else. The other thing that struck me was how little faith people had in him and how uncertain everything was. Today we just take it for granted that he was one of the greatest, if not the greatest President of all time, but that sure wasn't people's view back then. And now it's easy to look back on the Civil War and see what seemed like an inevitability, that the North would win, but it sure wasn't a sure thing back then.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Oates does an excellent job of presenting Abraham Lincoln in his entirety. Lincoln has been lifted to such a high place in American history it is easy to forget he was a real person with faults and eccentricities just like everyone else. Mr. Oates brings Lincoln down to our level where we can understand and appreciate him.
Jessica217 More than 1 year ago
Abraham Lincoln is my favorite President. Just wish they could change the ending :( Can't write anything about him that I'm not interested it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oates details the life of this fascinating and inspiring man. He gives details to bring out the personality and truggles of Lincoln while at the same time writing in a style that is easy to follow and comfortable to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read for anyone interested in Lincoln.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book. Very interesting reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written book about Lincoln's life before and after he took office. It was easy to understand and enjoyable at the same time. From reading this book, I received a different perspective of Lincoln. I saw the man he really was, almost as if I were standing in his shoes. Overall, a great book and for anyone that wants to learn about Lincoln's, a man of rich humanity.
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I loved this book but I hated the ending. After the death of Lincoln, I felt as though the author was sprinting to the end. The story felt unfinished to me.
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