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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The…

Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years [3-volume set]

by Carl Sandburg

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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 |
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  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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0883658321, Hardcover)

Civil War and history buffs--as well as all lovers of fine writing--will delight in the detail and accuracy of Carl Sandburg's definitive, best-known biography of "Honest Abe". Representing a lifetime of study by the great American poet, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years distills Sandburg's monumental six volume set into a single one-book edition. By gleaning every possible reference from history, literature, and popular lore, Sandburg successfully captures not only the legendary president, but also Lincoln the man. He reveals exactly who Lincoln was, and what forces in his life shaped his personality. More than 100 black-and-white historical photographs and linecuts show Lincoln himself, the places he went, and the people who knew him.

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Presents the life of the Civil War president, detailing his childhood, his education, career as a lawyer and legislator, his marriage, political campaigns, presidential years, and assassination.

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