Stephen B. Oates

Abraham Lincoln

Stephen B. Oates
Stephen B. Oates discerns the historical truth from the mythical legend that surrounds Lincoln in this original and fascinating portrait of America's 16th president.

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

Stephen B. Oates
The bloody slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Virginia in 1831 and the savage reprisals that followed shattered beyond repair the myth of the contented slave and the benign master, and intensifie

Let the Trumpet Sound

Stephen B. Oates
Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award, this brilliant examination of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. portrays a very real man and his dream that shaped Amer

With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Stephen B. Oates
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. Oates masterfully charts, with the p

Woman of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War

Stephen B. Oates
When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything to be a Union soldier, an impossible dream for a thirty-nine-year-old woman, who stood a slender five feet tall. Determined to serv

Our Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, and the Civil War Era

Stephen B. Oates
In this collection of ten interrelated essays, Stephen B. Oates focuses on the American Civil War era and several of its leading figures. While arguing 'the need for unflinching realism and a humanist

Confederate Cavalry West of the River

Stephen B. Oates
Another Confederate cavalry raid impends. You hear the snort of an impatient horse, the leathery squeaking of saddles, the low-voiced commands of officers, the muffled cluck of guns cocked in prepa

Biography as High Adventure: Life-writers Speak on Their Art

Stephen B. Oates
This volume is concerned exclusively with biography as a narrative art, comprising essays by ten people who have actually practiced the form.