Abraham Lincoln 3 book Boxed set Author:Carl Sandburg 430,000 word biography on Lincoln, 3 paperback books in a boxed set. — #1 The Prairie Years, 1809-1862 — #2 The War Years, 1961-1864 — #3 The War Years, 1864-1865 — From Amazon.com 5 stars — 23 of 23 people found the following review helpful: — 5.0 out of 5 stars definitive Lincoln by one of America's best, August 23, 2002 — By Karen Sampson Hudson ... more »"Karen Sampson Hudson" (Reno, NV United States) - See all my reviews
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Thousands upon thousands of Civil War books are available, as American readers seem to have a limitless appetite for that era. If you are looking for the best, read Sandburg on Lincoln. A major American poet takes on one of the best-known, best-loved, most tragic of American historical figures.
When I was a freshman in high school, our English teacher offered us a deal: Anyone who read Sandburg's biography (then in six rather daunting volumes) would not have to attend class for a semester. I took him up on that offer, and was blessed to find my way through Sandburg's gift to the American people. Here is the highly detailed, thoroughly researched, and articulately written story of Abe Lincoln's years among us.
If you have time to read only one of the Civil War books from that burgeoning genre, read this one. You will come to know, from the inside out, this prairie boy who became a towering figure in American history.« less