Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 800 pages
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"By the time this single-volume edition was completed, [Sandberg] had spent a lifetime studying, researching, and writing about our sixteenth president. His extraordinary portrait brings fully to life the country lawyer who would become one of the most influential and beloved presidents of the American republic."-Cover.

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Sandburg has an incredible knowledge of the life of Abraham Lincoln. In addition to other books on Lincoln and his family, Sandburg wrote Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and Abraham Lincoln: The ... Read full review

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I know that this is a 'classic', but I found the writing tedious at times. At one spot, there were two complete pages that contained a single sentence. I actually skipped a few chapters. There was ... Read full review

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CARL SANDBURG (1878a 1967) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, first in 1940 for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesman, a fireman, and a journalist. Among his classics are the Rootabaga Stories, which he wrote for his young daughters at the beginning of his long and distinguished literary career.

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