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eBook Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, the War Years (3 volumes) ePub

by Carl Sandburg

  • ISBN: 0440300088
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Carl Sandburg
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dell Pub Co / Laurel; Reissue edition (September 1, 1982)
  • Pages: 1248
  • ePub book: 1418 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1784 kb
  • Other: lrf lit lit txt
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 402

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Carl Sandburg was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the first for History in 1940 for his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln, and the second for Poetry in 1951 for his Complete Poems.

Carl Sandburg was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the first for History in 1940 for his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln, and the second for Poetry in 1951 for his Complete Poems. Born in Illinois of Swedish immigrant parents, Sandburg worked early in a wide variety of jobs, ranging from shoeshine-boy, milkman, fireman, and farmhand, to a soldier in the Spanish-American War. After college he went on to become a newspaperman, a political organizer, a collector of folk songs, author of children’s books, lecturer, poet and historian

Carl Sandburg actually spoke to those who new Lincoln and lived through those times. A really great read going from Abe’s birth until his death.

Carl Sandburg actually spoke to those who new Lincoln and lived through those times.

Abraham Lincoln book. I started "The War Years" in 2010, 150 years after Lincoln's first election in 1860, and have pretty much kept pace a volume at a time, following his presidency 150 years later.

Abraham Lincoln: The War Years encompasses volumes three to six of a six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg; these volumes focus particularly on the American Civil War period. The first two volumes, published in 1926, cover Lincoln's birth through his inauguration as President. The final four volumes were published together in 1939, and won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for History.

Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. 3. Includes bibliographical references (p. 743-747) and index. The front cover is missing in the original book. Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865), Presidents, Hommes d'État, Présidents. New York : Harcourt, Brace.

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

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. 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.

: The prairie years, . : The war years (1861-1864), . : The war years (1864-1865). B Li. The Physical Object.

Years, Sandburg turned to Lincoln’s life after 1861, devoting 11 years . Internet Archive - Abraham Lincoln Volume 1 The Prairie Years Carl Sandburg. Article Contributors.

Abraham Lincoln: The War Years, four-volume biography by Carl Sandburg, published in 1939. It was awarded the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for history. The biography is informed not only by the author’s journalistic style but also by his unwavering admiration for Franklin D. Roosevelt’s liberal New Deal politics.

Carl Sandburg's Abraham Lincoln: 3 Volume Set. Mass Market Paperback. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years (3 Volumes in slipcase).

Home Browse Books Book details, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years. Publication year: 1926. Volume: 1. Contributors: Carl Sandburg. Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years - Vol. 1. By Carl Sandburg. For thirty years and more I have planned to make a certain portrait of Abraham Lincoln. It would sketch the country lawyer and prairie politician who was intimate with the settlers of the Knox County neighborhood where I grew up as a boy, and where I heard the talk of men and women who had eaten with Lincoln, given him a bed overnight, heard his jokes and lingo, remembered his silences and his mobile face.

Comments

ARE ARE
While Sandburg’s language is dated the content of of the book is superb. It is difficult to tell if there is a bias on the writers part toward Lincoln, but being an admirer of Lincoln it only reinforced my belief in him as the greatest leader this country has ever had. Sandburg convinced me that Abraham Lincoln was divinely ordained and empowered to lead this nation.
Legionstatic Legionstatic
Although it is unfortunate that Sandberg did a poor job of citing his sources, this book is a fascinating read--dense reading, but an invaluable resource. He was so much closer to the source, in time, than anyone writing today, and his interpretation of the chaos of the times leaves a mark. Highly recommended reading despite the discontent of historians. It is a dense read; don't be in a hurry. You won't be able to plow through it quickly anyway. It is slow food.
Nikojas Nikojas
Always wanted to own this and now I do. My copy was printed in 1933 so the pages are pretty fragile but if I'm gentle with it. It'll be fine. I love all the anecdotes. Four volumes covering four years offer so much more detail than a single volume biography. It's doesn't bother me at all that Sandburg's Lincoln isn't considered as satisfying modern standards for historical works. I can make up my own mind about the authenticity of a good story. For the most part Lincoln's lost to legend anyway. Just be glad we had him when we did.
Vudojar Vudojar
It's a real page turner. The combined Prairie Years and The War Years into one volume arrived in pristine condition within a couple of days of ordering it. It's the bargain of the year!!! I usually give my books away to circulate, but this one just might contribute too much prestige to my shelves to part with.

It begins with the President's grandfather also named Abraham Lincoln, an associate of Daniel Boone, who suggested the land beyond the Cumberland gap was rich with game, fertile lands, and freedom -- you should migrate to Kentucky...
Cyregaehus Cyregaehus
Just finished this and Michael Burlingame's Abraham Lincoln: A Life. The Sandburg book is the better book.
Cells Cells
This incredible in-depth minute-by-minute view of Lincoln's years as President and Commander-In-Chief is most enlightening. It is troubling that over the last 150 years nothing has changed between opposing points of view of how this great country needs to progress! I am only half of the way through the first volume of this four volume set, but am amazed by how well Sandburg was able to take so much information and points of view and make them a most interesting and readable story.
Shistus Shistus
None of the reviews refer to the actual item. This book is 18 pages of text, very large font, certainly less than 1000 words. I'm not even certain that it was written by Sandburg. Worthless. I would put zero stars, but that's not allowed.
Regardless of the condensation, it still comes to over 1500 standard pages. Carl Sandburg's work and remains THE seminal work on the subject. I have read "Team of Rivals" and this would be a worthy book, if not for Sandburg's work! I have yet to read a book on Lincoln that did not liberally "borrow" entire paragraphs from Sandburg. In the case of Goodwin, I would think that she should have learned her lesson about what plagiarism is, and would have given her numerous "assistants" due credit for their writing and research. Goodwin simply does not write her own books. She, like many of the 'star' authors, works with a team of young historians (all working on their doctorates!) who do the leg work , and in Goodwin's case, apparently the writing as well.

However, as President Lincoln once said, "It is best to be humble.". If i am wrong I will be delighted to admit as I have spent many hours reading Goodwin's books. They are good books, but it is nice to know who exactly are the author(s)!