Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

by Carl Sandburg
     
 

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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.
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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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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480502925
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
06/28/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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