ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS and THE WAR YEARS: Lincoln] Sandburg Carl

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS and THE WAR YEARS

Lincoln] Sandburg Carl

Published by Pleasantville, NY Reader’s Digest Association 1970, 1970
Hardcover
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First Edition of the Readerís Digest Illustrated printing. Extensively illustrated throughout with well over 100 images from various sources and with 12 maps. 4to, publisherís original binding of handsome royal blue boards backed in chocolate morocco styled cloth, the upper board lettered in gilt and featuring a gilt facsimile of Lincolnís signature, the spine with large bold lettering in gilt, pictorial end-papers of the Memorial statue of Lincoln. xiii, 640 pp. A fine copy, with previous owners small ink stamp on the free flies and first three leaves, front hinge very slightly shaken. ONE OF THE GREAT HISTORICAL WORKS CONCERNING ABRAHAM LINCOLN, WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE. Carl Sandburg was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his Complete Poems (1950), and then again for his Abraham Lincoln: The War Years (1939). The Prairie Yearsí covers Lincolnís life from his birth to his first inauguration. Originally printed in two volumes, the author himself said that, "I first planned this book for one large volume. When completed, however, it was necessary for initial publication to issue it in two. It is [here] made available to a large part of the public I had in mind all the time." The War Years covers the Civil War period until Lincolnís death by assassination shortly after warís end. In a real sense, this is the definitive biography of Lincoln, illustrated with photographs and reproductions of paintings, drawings and sketches. Carl Sandburg felt a close tie to Abraham Lincoln because of similar childhood experiences. Sandburgís and Lincolnís youths had not been easy. Their understanding of the common man was mutual. Each in his own lifetime would think of himself as a common man, a struggler from among ordinary people, according to one historian. Sandburg put it this way: "Thereís a certain level of human existence below which one must sometime have lived if one is to really know the ways of the masses." Reviewers from all over the world called Sandburgís book a classic. Sandburg, with a reputation as a labor advocate, gained favor with Republicans. After the first two volumes were published, William Randolph Hearst offered Sandburg a job with substantial pay and the Republican Party invited him to be the main speaker at the Lincoln Dinner. When Sandburg died in 1967, it was said of him what he had once said of Lincoln: "Now he belongs to the ages.".Franchere. Bookseller Inventory # 22230

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Title: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS and THE ...

Publisher: Pleasantville, NY Readerís Digest Association 1970

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

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