Title: Abraham Lincoln, the man behind the myths
Publisher: Harper & Row January 1984
Publication Date: 1984
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
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
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.
From the Back Cover:
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.
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: April 16, 2008
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 48 hours of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about
a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to
contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.
Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG and with an average shipping distance . If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. For International shipping they should call for shipping amount.
Store Description: Husband and wife that has been collecting for Fifty years more or less and now are also book sellers. Mostly first Edition. We specialize on books of Mystery, Fantasy, Sci-fi. Romance, Biography, Art, Coffee table, Poetry, literature, Humor, Kids books, Pop-ups, Advance copies,Comic Books BUT our specialty is on HISTORY and MILITARY History.