Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2002 - 762 頁
Originally published in six volumes, which sold over a million copies, Carl Sandburg's 'Abraham Lincoln' was praised as 'the greatest historical biography of our generation.' Sandburg later distilled this monumental work into this one-volume edition that critics and readers alike consider the author's crowning achievement and the definitive life of Lincoln. Sandburg's extraordinary portrait brings fully to life the young country lawyer as well as the president who became the central figure in the wildest storm that ever shook the American Republic.

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用戶評語  - prpresourceguide - LibraryThing

At over 740 pages, one might set themselves up for a great summer read. This extensive book on Lincoln is not the only Sandburg Abe-related effort; this particular effort covers the six-volume set ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

The prose is lush and this single volume was edited down from six volumes in total. But Lincoln is the chief ornament of American civilization so far and I enjoyed a very reliable biography. Read with the Kearns work on the political Lincoln, I think it is time well spent. 閱讀評論全文


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關於作者 (2002)

CARL SANDBURG (1878-1967) 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.