Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths

Paperback | March 15, 2011

byStephen 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 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.

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

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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 TimesFrom Stephen B. Oates comes a riveting companion to his seminal Lincoln biography With Malice Toward None. Exploring the complex mythology surrounding the sixteenth Pre...

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An essential book for any student of Lincoln and American history, Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths is acclaimed Lincoln biographer Stephen B. Oates's unique exploration of America's sixteenth president in reality and memory. In this multifaceted portrait, Oates, "the most popular historical interpreter of Lincoln" (Gabor S. B...

Stephen B. Oates is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. His books includeLet the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.andWith Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. Oates has been awarded numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and Nevi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.54 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:HarperCollins

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

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"Stephen B. Oates recreates the life and world of Lincoln with the skill of a master painter." (Christian Science Monitor)