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By Stephen B. Oates

ISBN-10: 0061865915

ISBN-13: 9780061865916

“There is not any larger creation to present puzzling over Lincoln and his position in history.” —Newsday

“Here, in those pages, Lincoln continues to be alive.” —Los Angeles Times

From Stephen B. Oates comes a riveting significant other to his seminal Lincoln biography With Malice towards None. Exploring the complicated mythology surrounding the 16th President, together with iconic pictures of Lincoln as sincere Abe, the Rail Splitter, and the good Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln: the guy in the back of The Myths bargains a penetrating examine Lincoln’s lifestyles and impression, indispensible for any scholar of serious management, the Civil conflict, and American heritage.

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