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Title Abraham Lincoln : the war years / by Carl Sandburg.
Author Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967.
Publication New York : Harcourt, Brace & Co., [1939]
Copyright date ©1939
Description 4 volumes : frontispiece, illustrations (including maps), plates, portraits, facsimiles ; 25 cm
Call # B LINCOLN S
Note "With 414 half-tones of photographs and 249 cuts of cartoons, letters, documents."--T.p.
Contents Volume 1: America--whither? -- From Springfield to Washington -- Peace efforts fail -- Lincoln takes the oath as president -- Cabinet portraits -- Office-seekers -- War challenge at Sumter -- Call for troops -- Jefferson Davis--his government -- Turmoil--fear--hazards -- Bull run lost '61--Commander McClellan -- Fremont in Missouri--James Gordon Bennett -- Trent affair --"One war at a time" -- Uses of patronage -- December '61 message--committee on the conduct of the war -- Opinion-makers -- Expectations of McClellan -- Corruption--Stanton replaces Cameron -- White House children -- Donelson--Grant--Shiloh -- Farewell, wooden warships! -- Seven days of battles--Summer of '62 -- Draft--decisions--pathos -- Second bull run August '62--chaos -- Bloody antietam September '62 -- Involved slavery issue -- Preliminary emancipation proclamation '62 -- McClellan's "slows" and politics -- Election losses in '62--indian deaths -- December '62 message--"We cannot escape history" -- Burnside--Fredericksburg '62--morale -- Thunder over the cabinet -- Volume 2: Drifting--Murfreesboro--"old stars" -- Final emancipation proclamation '63 -- "More horses than oats"--office-seekers -- Foreign mediation--Butler -- Hooker--Chancellorsville--calamity -- Vicksburg--Grant, liquor, and Lincoln -- Deep shadows--Lincoln in early '63 -- Man in the White House -- Gettysburg--Vicksburg--deep tides -- Lincoln at storm center -- Chickamauga and elections won '63 -- Lincoln speaks at Gettysburg -- Epic '63 draws to a close -- Grant given high command '64 -- Will his party renominate Lincoln? -- Cash for war--Almaden--hard times -- Chase thirsts to run for president -- Volume 3 -- Spring of '64--blood and anger -- Grants offensive '64--free press--Lincoln visits the army -- Lincoln-Johnson ticket -- Washington beleaguered and tumultuous -- Darkest month of the war--August '64 -- Fierce fall campaign of '64 -- Lincoln's laughter--and his religion -- Man had become the issue -- Election day, November 8, 1864 -- Lincoln names a chief justice -- Bitter year of '64 comes to a close -- Volume 4: "Forever free" -- Thirteenth amendment -- Heavy smoke--dark smoke -- Second inaugural -- Executive routine -- Lincoln visits Grant's army -- Grant breaks lee's line '65 -- Lincoln sits in the confederate White House -- Palm Sunday of '65-- North goes wild -- "Not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart" -- Negotiations--ominous dream -- Calendar says Good Friday -- Blood on the moon -- Shock--the assassin--stricken people -- Tree is best measured when it's down -- Vast pageant, then great quiet -- Index.
Awards Pulitzer Prize, History, 1940.
Note Includes index.
Summary These volumes complete the biography of Lincoln which the author began in "The prairie years." It covers the years from 1861 until Lincoln's death. Contains many illustrations including cuts of cartoons, letters and documents.
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

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