By Stephen B. Oates
“There isn't any higher creation to present pondering Lincoln and his position in history.” —Newsday
“Here, in those pages, Lincoln remains to be alive.” —Los Angeles Times
From Stephen B. Oates comes a riveting spouse to his seminal Lincoln biography With Malice towards None. Exploring the complicated mythology surrounding the 16th President, together with iconic photos of Lincoln as sincere Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the nice Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln: the fellow at the back of The Myths bargains a penetrating examine Lincoln’s lifestyles and impression, indispensible for any pupil of significant management, the Civil conflict, and American historical past.
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths by Stephen B. Oates