Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths

March 15, 2011|
Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths by Stephen B. Oates
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“There is no better introduction to current thinking about Lincoln and his place in history.” —Newsday

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. Boritt, New York Times Book Review), exposes the human side of the great and tragic president—including his depression, his difficulties with love, and his troubled and troubling attitudes about slavery—while also confronting the many legends that have arisen around "Honest Abe." Oates throughout raises timely questions about what the Lincoln mythos reveals about the American people.

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, an...
Title:Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.54 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.54 in
Published:March 15, 2011
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060924720

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