Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B. Oates audiobook

Abraham Lincoln: The Man behind the Myths

By Stephen B. Oates
Read by Milton Bagby

Blackstone Publishing 9780060153045

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665010030

  • ISBN: 9781665010023

  • ISBN: 9781665010047

Runtime: 7.92 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There is a piece of Lincoln in us all. This book can help us find it.” William C. Davis, award–winning historian
“A powerful book.” Richmond Times-Dispatch
“The standard one-volume biography of Lincoln.” Washington Post
“Oates re-creates the life and world of Abraham Lincoln with the skill of a master painter. He succeeds in portraying both the facts and myths of history as essential to our understanding it.”  Christian Science Monitor
“Here, in these pages, Lincoln is still alive.”  Los Angeles Times
“There is no better introduction to current thinking about Lincoln and his place in history.”  Newsday

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Author

Author Bio: Stephen B. Oates

Author Bio: Stephen B. Oates

Stephen B. Oates is the author of sixteen books, including The Approaching Fury; With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln, and Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King Jr. He has won the Christopher Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award for his work. Oates was a consultant and commentator in Ken Burns’s Civil War series on PBS, and is a recipient of the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Table for lifetime achievement in the field of Civil War studies. He is a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English