ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE WAR YEARS: Lincoln, Abraham]; Sandburg Carl

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE WAR YEARS

Lincoln, Abraham]; Sandburg Carl

Published by New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1939, 1939
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4 volumes. First edition. With 426 half-tones of photographs, and 244 cuts of cartoons, letters and documents. Large, thick 8vo, publisher’s original full blue polished buckram with Lincoln's signature embossed in blind on the upper covers, and with gilt lettered and ruled spines. xxxi, 660; xi, 655; xiii, 673; xii, 515 + index pp. A fine and very handsome set, extremely well preserved, the cloth is clean and with bright gilt, the text is very fine and clean. FIRST EDITION OF 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). 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 # 27091

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Title: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: THE WAR YEARS

Publisher: New York Harcourt, Brace and Company 1939

Publication Date: 1939

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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