Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln : The Man Behind the Myths

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

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 117.93g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0060924721
  • 9780060924720
  • 1,557,685

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