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Abraham Lincoln: The War Years

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The story of Lincoln's life from his inauguration in 1861 to his death and funeral in 1865. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in History, 1940.

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Published December 1st 1939 by Harcourt (first published 1939)
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Jerry Landry
Before there was David McCullough, there was Carl Sandburg. Sandburg's portrayal of Lincoln across the span of his multi-volume biography as I imagine Lincoln would have thought of himself -- a son of the wilderness, with an intelligence derived as much from the lessons of life as the knowledge from books, and a storyteller always possessing another tale to tell. Sandburg is able to reflect both what made Lincoln an icon to his contemporaries as well as future generations while at the same time...more
John Gnesin
Just finished reading this monster four volume set, inherited from the Grandma (RIP) collection. Like the best history books, it gives you all the facts, as directly sourced as possible but doesn't get bogged down in them. A great history writer, which Sandburg is(as too is Taylor Branch or William Shirer) gets the "story" part right too and can create a compelling atmospheric narrative even if sometimes he needs his main character's own help in using wit and personality to elevate some of the m...more
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Carl August Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat".

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