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“The standard one-volume biography of Lincoln.” (Washington Post)

“Certainly the most objective biography of Lincoln ever written.” (David Herbert Donald, New York Times Book Review)

The definitive life of Abraham Lincoln, With Malice Toward None is historian Stephen B. Oates's acclaimed and enthralling portrait of America's greatest leader. In this award-winning biography, Lincoln steps forward out of the shadow of myth as a recognizable, fully drawn American whose remarkable life continues to inspire and inform us today.

Oates masterfully charts, with the pacing of a novel, Lincoln's rise from bitter poverty in America's midwestern frontier to become a self-made success in business, law, and regional politics. The second half of this riveting work examines his legendary leadership on the national stage as president during one of the country's most tumultuous and bloody periods, the Civil War years, which concluded tragically with Lincoln's assassination.

©1977 Stephen B. Oates (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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the perfect voice for an inspiring story

It's rare that the narration adds so much to my enjoyment of the story as this.

The story is beautifully told. You'll realize that nothing has changed in politics since Lincoln's time. This realization gives me hope that a person with Lincoln's balanced and nuanced perspective, caring for all people, and integrity can be effective in an environment of brash political rhetoric and fake news.

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Fantastic

Taught me so much about a figure I had heard about my entire life and turned him into a friend. I grieved at the end and laughed throughout.

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One of the best

Wonderful biography and a wonderful reading. Such a thorough portrayal of Lincoln and an insightful perspective on the development of the man and his convictions.

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A Wonderful Book about a wonderful man

I truly enjoy most books by Stephen B. Oates. This one I think is ha finest work. If you are interested in Abraham Lincoln and his time you will be sure to want to add this one to your collection. Oates truly captures Lincoln the man. The Narrator has a smooth, calming voice which to me is the voice of Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln is the closet as we may ever come to an American Saint. His humble begg

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Amazing biography

Oats has surpassed expectations in this biography of Lincoln. If you have any interest in the life and times of Lincoln, this will be mandatory reading. Absolutely wonderful!