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Abraham Lincoln, the man behind the myths

Stephen B Oates

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ISBN 10: 0060153040 / ISBN 13: 9780060153045
Published by Harper & Row January 1984, 1984
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Very collectable condition. Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. First Edition, First printing. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. Satisfaction guarantee. 'The book explores some nagging questions about Lincoln's life and death. Was he a product of his frontier background or did he transcend it? Was he a white supremacist as many black and white scholars still contend? Did the Emancipation Proclamation really free any blacks? Was Lincoln forgiving and tenderhearted about reconstructing the conquered South? Was there a conspiracy on the part of Edwin M. Stanton and other 'radicals' in government to assassinate Lincoln at the War's end? Finally, how does the historical Lincoln compare in significance with the mythical man, still so celebrated in song, film and story?'. Bookseller Inventory # 20100915106097

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Title: Abraham Lincoln, the man behind the myths

Publisher: Harper & Row January 1984

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

?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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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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