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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.
I am chipping away at this. It is anecdotal rather than strictly researched. A different approach to Lincoln and I find it rather nice and somewhat humorous (the anecdotes are... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Jorge Barbarosa
Regardless of the condensation, it still comes to over 1500 standard pages. Carl Sandburg's work and remains THE seminal work on the subject. Read morePublished 6 months ago by D. Hoffman
You think Obama has enemies? No president was more unpopular than Lincoln. Everybody hated him, slave owners, abolitionists, workers in the North, even his own cabinet. Read morePublished 8 months ago by William E. Rittenberg
Hard book to find now in libraries... still major book for research!Published 8 months ago by Nana W
Although it is unfortunate that Sandberg did a poor job of citing his sources, this book is a fascinating read--dense reading, but an invaluable resource. Read morePublished 9 months ago by harborsparrow
Sandburg has an astounding feel for Lincoln, unrivaled by any other biographer. This is a masterpiece, an American classic.Published 10 months ago by EZ
Sandberg researched Lincoln for many years, gathering material from reputable secondary sources and some primary sources. To that extent he has an excellent book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by david fogarty