Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years
Originally published in six volumes, which sold more than one million copies, Carl Sandburg’s Pulitzer Prize winner Abraham Lincoln won praise as the most noteworthy historical biography of his generation. He later distilled his monumental creation into one volume that critics and readers alike consider his greatest work of nonfiction.
Magnificently produced, this special abridged and illustrated edition features foil stamping on the spine, an imitation cloth case, high quality paper, and collaged endpapers in four-color sepia. More than 250 engaging and often rare historical photos, along with descriptive captions, allow readers to visualize Lincoln’s journey from country lawyer to perhaps the most influential and beloved president of the United States. The fascinating pictures—many in color—provide a very intimate glimpse into Lincoln’s world. You’ll see his personal handwritten copy of the Gettysburg address, the gun that tragically ended his life, as well as a variety of rarely-viewed paraphernalia and personal effects. The images come from such notable artists as the esteemed Civil War photographer Matthew Brady, Joseph Boggs Beale, Currier and Ives, and Alexander Gardner.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - prpresourceguide - LibraryThing
At over 740 pages, one might set themselves up for a great summer read. This extensive book on Lincoln is not the only Sandburg Abe-related effort; this particular effort covers the six-volume set ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
My understanding is that professional Lincoln scholars tend to distrust Sandberg for relying too much on local traditions which may have been romanticized. However, I think he does write well and provides an interesting focus on Lincoln's early years. Read full review