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Overview

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.

The essence of the author's monumental six-volume biography.

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New York Times Book Review
There has never been biography quite like this before. . . . Carl Sandburg has written a book that merits the reading and meditation of every American. -- Books of the Century; New York Times reivew, February 1926
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435138056
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 10/6/2011
  • Series: The Illustrated Editions Series
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 10.28 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Sandburg was the author of more than 40 books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. He was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize—for History and for Poetry. Among the many literary awards he received were the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for History and Biography and the Poetry Society of America’s gold medal for distinguished achievement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    Abrahanm Lincoln: The Illustrated Edition

    I am very happy to have it as part of my Lincoln Collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2009

    great literary collector

    I was very happy to find this book
    Being the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth this year
    And being written by the great American author, Carl Sandburg, with illustrations
    its a great book for one's collection

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2008

    a must read

    this one will take time, but its worth it. although modern academics complain about included material that is probably false (often acknowleged in the text as a rumor) this is a unique view of lincoln and maybe the only one that lets us in on his 19th century reality - he was funny but also sligh. tough, but merciful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2007

    A reviewer

    This must surely be 'the' edition of Carl Sandburg's 'The Praire Years' and 'The War Years'. The illustrations are well selected, and the quality of the reproductions is remarkable. The full page color reproduction on page 42 is outstanding.

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