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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Review: Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War YearsUser Review - Melanie Johnson - Goodreads
Very interesting facts about Lincoln I did not know before. It was good to find out more about one of our more famous presidents. This is for high schools. Read full review
Review: Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War YearsUser Review - Jim Duncan - Goodreads
Very different perspective than Team of Rivals. Some common features still stand out - Lincoln loved to use stories (usually humorous analogies) to make points. He was continually attacked from the extremes but sought to align his energies with what he believed the average citizen would want. Read full review