By Stephen B. Oates
“There is not any greater advent to present brooding about Lincoln and his position in history.” —Newsday
“Here, in those pages, Lincoln remains 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 photos 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 existence and impression, indispensible for any pupil of significant management, the Civil warfare, and American historical past.
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In certain areas the new reign was fairly progressive. The princes traveled across the country promoting modern agricultural methods to combat poverty. Making himself accessible to the growing urban bourgeoisie, the king attended scholarly lectures and civic association meetings. He personally awarded diplomas at university graduation ceremonies with the hope of binding students to the throne. Likewise, the king presided over military school commencement, presenting the new o≈cers their swords as bonds of loyalty.
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths by Stephen B. Oates