ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS

Lincoln, Abraham] Sandburg Carl

Published by New York Harcourt, Brace and Company [1926], 1926
Hardcover
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2 volumes. An early issue. With over 105 illustrations from photographs, and many sketches, maps, cartoons and letters throughout. 8vo, publisher’s original dark-blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spines, the upper covers with blind-stamped facsimile signatures. xvi, 480; vi, 482 including index. A very handsome set, internally near as new, the cloth solid and strong with only a bit of very minor general mellowing to the spines. A PLEASING SET OF THIS CLASSIC WORK, STILL THE BEST AND MOST DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN PRESIDENT. 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 Years’ covers Lincoln’s life from his birth to his first inauguration. 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. Sandburg’s and Lincoln’s 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: "There’s 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 Sandburg’s 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 # 26249

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Title: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE PRAIRIE YEARS

Publisher: New York Harcourt, Brace and Company [1926]

Publication Date: 1926

Binding: Hardcover

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