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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years {3-volume set}

by Carl Sandburg

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"A Lincoln whom no other man than Carl Sandburg could have given us." --Mark Van Doren, New York Herald Tribune Book Review Originally published in six volumes, which sold more than one million copies, Carl Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln was praised as the most noteworthy historical biography of Sandburg's generation. He later distilled this monumental work into one volume that critics and readers alike consider his greatest work of nonfiction, as well as the most distinguished, authoritative biography of Lincoln ever published. Growing up in an Illinois prairie town, Sandburg listened to stories of old-timers who had known Lincoln. By the time this single-volume edition was competed, he had spent a lifetime studying, researching, and writing about our sixteenth president. His extraordinary portrait brings fully to life the country lawyer who would become one of the most influential and beloved presidents of the American republic. Additional information about the author can be found at: http: //www.nps.gov/carl.… (more)



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The prose is lush and this single volume was edited down from six volumes in total. But Lincoln is the chief ornament of American civilization so far and I enjoyed a very reliable biography. Read with the Kearns work on the political Lincoln, I think it is time well spent. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Feb 20, 2017 |
A wonderful work. As a reader, I came to appreciate Lincoln the man through the skill of Sandburg. Sandburg has so well erased his fingerprints from the biography that you are reading. Instead you are watching the development of character in the man who became arguably the greatest of Americans. ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
7/17/2012 Keith Davy
  waynerdavy | Jul 17, 2012 |
Classic biography; extremely well written. A joy to read. ( )
  RobertP | Oct 30, 2010 |
Fascinating read from beginning to end ( )
  oldman | Sep 2, 2009 |
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This is the three volume edition of The Prairie Years and The War Years. There is also a 6-volume edition and a 1-volume edition.
This is the 3-volume set of The Prairie Years and The War Years which comprises the single volume edition of The Prairie Years and the 2-volume set of The War Years. There is also a 6-volume set of The Prairie Years and The War Years which comprises two volumes of The Prairie Years and four volumes of The War Years.
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