Abraham Lincoln The Prairie Years The War Years One Volume Edition E–pub/Kindle
Wowwhat a great book I figured before I allowed Spielberg
and Daniel Day Lewis to poison my mind with their view of Lincoln I d go to the source and Daniel Day Lewis to poison my mind with their view of Lincoln I d go to the source and this Pulitzer Prize winning bio I m glad I did Sandburg is a great writer in the same vein as Barbara Tuchman and William Manchester He paints a vivid portrait of LincolnI highly recommend this book You may not learn a lot you didn t now but I guarantee you that you will put the book down and think deeply about matters What a great book I wanted to learn about Lincolnand this book delivered Wonderful writing with plenty of detail Abraham Lincoln lived before he became a politician He farmed he worked on the Mississippi River hauling freight he labored with ordinary people He truly was born in a cabin with a dirt floor He had no benefit of an education but devoured every book that he could get his hands on eventually becoming a lawyer This unabridged version of his biography chronicles every part of his professional life Lincoln was a man with a dry s It is easy to see why Carl Sandburg s account of Abraham Lincoln is so beloved since it focuses so much on Lincoln the folk hero I enjoyed this book a lot though its style ind of a Thomas Wolfe rip off got on my nerves after a whileTwo Lincoln anecdotes I highlighted which give a good sense of the book s toneProtests of innocence often came from men plainly guilty They reminded Lincoln of a governor who visited a state prison The convicts one by one had the same story of innocence and of wrongs done them At last the governor came to one who frankly said he same story of innocence and of wrongs done them At last the governor came to one who frankly said he committed a crime I read this when I was a senior in high school and when I finished the final volume after nearly two months of reading I cried because there was no to read This is an amazing rendition of Abraham Lincoln s life If you read it out loud it is beautiful to hear It is a pleasure to have the words roll off of one s tongue A few of Carl Sandburg s poems are this way such as Choose Something Like a Star If I am
NOT MISTAKEN THIS IS THE LONGESTmistaken this is the longest most comprehensive biography that has been written Mr Sandburg also wrote a condensed version of this biography in one volume which I have also read I finished listening to this audible book with tears in my eyes I suffered from the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and I gloried in the prose of Carl Sandburg Sandburg noted that when Lincoln died he became a legend surrounded by myt. Civil War and history buffs as well as all lovers of fine writing will delight in the detail and accuracy of Carl Sandburg's definitive best nown biography of Honest Abe Representing a lifetime of study by the great American poet Abraham Lincoln
Carl Sandburg È 8 REVIEWD the possible cause the range of narrative voice employed by authors especially contemporary literary ones is extremely limited The opening few pages of Sandburg s second of three volumes on Lincoln reads like his poetry which reads a lot like Whitman s poetry It is flowing free and expansive lyrical The rest reads like a history book which is fair that s what the book is intended to be after all The fact that I was hoping
FOR SOMETHING ELSE SOMETHING SUBJECTIVE ANDsomething else something subjective and an unabashed mythologization of Lincoln but not so unabashed as to have him slaying vampires is irrelevant Why are there so few eccentric and distinct narrators Perhaps it is the mark of an immature reader to even want one When I COMPILE A LIST OF SOME compile a list of some the best examples works by Hunter Thompson Mark Twain The Catcher in the Rye it seems that it is the same list likely to be found in the favorites of avid readers aged 15 21 I don t believe that though Poets have often write in distinct voices and are not denigrated for the strategy and that is telling in a way Poetry is reliant on rhythm and rhythm is what truly gives a narrative voice its identity I suspect that the problem is in who reads and who decides what is published and how The support base for literary texts is very narrow I imagine this is based on no hard evidence and barely any soft evidence Educated probably Upper middle class and above probably Based on those two factors alone additional racial regional and cultural profiling could be extrapolated based on the various and marked ineualities that exist along those linesBack to Sandburg s biography of Lincoln it isn t written with the flare I expected from one of America s better poets and from what I ve read on the internet the best place to find facts it is not the most reliable account of its subject Maybe read the first 4 or 5 pages and then go see the movie in which the 16th president of the United States plays poker with the undead Look there are obviously lots of Lincoln biographies out there and I have read many of them but after having read this book I have concluded that the others are merely imitations of Sandburg some of them very good imitations certainly and worth your time but imitations nonethelessConsider that this book is a condensed version of Sandburg s six volume biography of Lincoln and you realize that its level of detail is merely suggestive of the detail to be found in the six volume set. Ident but also Lincoln the man He reveals exactly who Lincoln was and what forces in his life shaped his personality More than 100 black and white historical photographs and linecuts show Lincoln himself the places he went and the people who new .
Hology And so this book did not seem so much to be a compilation of historical truth as a collection of homegrown stories The reading was superb with the inflection of the people of the times And yet I would like to think the stories and the anecdotes captured the truth of the man and the times There is the historical struggle about the truth of whether the Civil War was to free the slaves or preserve the union It is fair to say that the book captures Lincoln as both a hero and a villain This is a biography of Lincoln by the esteemed poet Carl Sandburg I was born just up the road US Route 34 in Kewanee from his home town of Galesburg Illinois Thus I have always had a soft spot for this version of Lincoln s life As a poet Sandburg s version tends to be epic and mythical and less critical in its examination of Lincoln For all of that the book still works well The first part The Prairie Years recoun the book still works well The first part The Prairie Years recoun superb one volume version of Sandburg s six volume biography of our most cherished and beloved president from The Prairie Years of Lincoln s youth in Kentucky and Illinois training himself in the law and in practical frontier politics to his successful bid for the presidency during the bitter and divisive 1860 campaign and finally the enormous challenges he confronted during The War Years of his presidencyAside from the personality and character of Lincon himself who literally and figuratively towered over his contemporaries other figures who stand out among the statesmen and leaders of that era include Stephen A Douglas William T Sherman Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee all men of outstanding
Moral And Physical Courage And Personal IntegrityWatching The Trailers Andand physical courage and personal integrityWatching the trailers and commercials for the recent movie Lincoln I was a bit alarmed at one scene in which Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln shakes his fist at his advisers and asserts I am the President of the United States endowed with enormous power which seemed to be out of character for Lincoln as Sandburg depicts him that is until low and behold I reached the part of the book in which Sandburg describes Lincoln as using those very words to demonstrate his authority and to encourage his advisers to see to it that the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery was passedGood for Carl Sandburg Steven Spielberg and Mr Lincoln I ve been reading a lot this year and the books I pore over the disgruntled I become It was in reading this book strangely that I realize. He Prairie Years and The War Years distills Sandburg's monumental six volume set into a single one book edition By gleaning every possible reference from history literature and popular lore Sandburg successfully captures not only the legendary pres. .