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Book Title: Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths|
The size of the: 8.18 MB
Edition: Harper Perennial
Date of issue: March 15th 2011
ISBN 13: 9780060924720
The author of the book: Stephen B. Oates
Format files: PDF
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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.
Read information about the authorA former professor of history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is an expert in 19th-century United States history.
Oates has written 16 books during his career, including biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Clara Barton, and John Brown, and an account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. His Portrait of America, a compilation of essays about United States history, is widely used in advanced high school and undergraduate university American history courses. His two "Voices of the Storm" books are compilations of monologues of key individuals in events leading up to and during the American Civil War. He also appeared in the well-known Ken Burns PBS documentary on the war.
He was accused of plagiarism in his biography of Abraham Lincoln, but may have been later cleared by the University of Massachusetts and the American Historical Association. [1:]
Oates received the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Table for his historical work on the American Civil War.
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