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Abraham Lincoln : the prairie years and the war years

Author: Carl Sandburg
Publisher: Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest Association, [1954] ©1954
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Reader's digest illustrated editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sandburg
OCLC Number: 37934524
Description: xiii, 640 pages : illustrations 25 cm
Contents: Wilderness beginnings --
New Salem days --
The young legislator --
Lawyer in Springfield --
"I am going to be married" --
Running for Congress --
Congressman Lincoln --
Back home in Springfield --
Restless growing America --
The deepening slavery issue --
The great debates --
Strange friend and friendly stranger --
"Only events can make a president" --
"Mary, we're elected" --
The house dividing --
"I bid you an affectionate farewell" --
America whither? - Lincoln journey to Washington --
Lincoln takes the oath as president --
Sumter and war challenge - call for troops --
Jefferson Davis - his government --
Turmoil - fear - hazards --
Bull run - McClellan - Fremont - the Trent affair --
The politics of war - corruption --
Donelson-Grant-Shiloh -monitor and Merrimac - "seven days" - the draft --
Second bull run - bloody Antietam-chaos --
The involved slavery issue - preliminary Emancipation Proclamation --
McClellan's "slows" - election losses - Fredericksburg - '62 message --
Thunder over the cabinet - Murfreesboro --
Final Emancipation Proclamation, '63 --
"More horses than oats" - office seekers --
Hooker - Chancellorsville - calamity --
Will Grant take Vicksburg? --
Deep shadows - Lincoln in early '63 --
The man in the White House --
Gettysburg - Vicksburg siege - deep tides, '63 --
Lincoln at storm center --
Chickamauga - elections won, '63 --
Lincoln speaks at Gettysburg --
Epic '63 draws to a close --
Grant given high command, '64 --
Will his party renominate Lincoln? --
Jay Cooke - cash for war - hard times and flush --
Chase thirsts to run for president --
Spring of '64 - blood and anger --
Grant's offensive, '64 - free press - Lincoln visits the army --
The Lincoln-Johnson ticket of the National Union Party --
Washington on the defensive - peace babblings --
"The darkest month of the war" - August '64 --
The fierce fall campaign of '64 --
Lincoln's laughter - and his religion --
The pardoner --
The man who had become the issue --
Election day, November 8, 1864 --
Lincoln names a chief justice --
The "lost army" - the South in fire and blood - war prisons --
The bitter year of '64 comes to a close --
"Forever free" - the thirteenth amendment --
Heavy smoke - dark smoke --
The second inaugural --
Endless executive routine --
Lincoln visits Grant's army - Grant breaks Lee's line --
Richmond falls - appomattox --
"Not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart" --
Negotiations - an ominous dream --
The calendar says Good Friday --
Blood on the moon --
Shock - the assassin - a stricken people --
A tree is best measure when it's down --
Vast pageant - then great quiet.
Other Titles: Works.
Prairie years and the war years
Responsibility: Carl Sandburg.

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