With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

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Harper Collins, Jun 30, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
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“Full, fair, and accurate. . . . Certainly the most objective biography of Lincoln ever written.” —Pulitzer Prize-winner David Herbert Donald, New York Times Book Review

From preeminent Civil War historian Stephen B. Oates comes the book the Washington Post hails as “the standard one-volume biography of Lincoln.” Oates’ With Malice Toward None is recognized as the seminal biography of the Sixteenth President, by one of America’s most prominent historians.
 

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I had originally decided not to read a Lincoln bio since Lincoln is one president that I know something about but the Fillmore and Buchanan bios gave such a "peculiar" perspective towards Lincoln ... Read full review

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In this small but valuable volume, Oates explores the reality beyond the two sources of Lincoln myth: the primary myth of a saintly and folkloric Lincoln of Carl Sandburg and a secondary myth of the ... Read full review

Contents

Rivers of Time
41
The New Reckoning
335
Reference Notes
437
Index
475
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Stephen B. Oates is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. His books include Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln. Oates has been awarded numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and Nevins-Freeman Award of the Civil War Round Table of Chicago for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies.

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