Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Yearsby Carl Sandburg
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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If you are a Lincoln fan, this is a book you must read.
Sandburg's biography has to be the best authoritative work ever done on the life of Lincoln. This masterpiece illustrates that Lincoln was the right man at the right time when our nation needed a true statesman. All aspects of his life are revealed and provide the reader with a greater understanding of why he was such a great humanitarian, President, and Commander in Chief. I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the history of our nation as seen through the eyes of our president during such troubled times.