"A new experience awaits the reader of Carl Sandburg's book on Lincoln. There has never been a biography quite like this before....It is as full of facts as Jack Horner's pie was full of plums. In the work of reporting, of assembling the vast stores of Lincoln material, Mr. Sandburg has been untiring. An extraordinary vitality pervades this story...Carl Sandburg has written a book that merits the reading and meditation of every American."
From the Publisher
Representing a lifetime of study by the great American poet, "Abraham Lincoln: The 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 president, but also Lincoln the man. He reveals exactly who Lincoln was, and what forces in his life shaped his personality.