The first part the prairie years recounts lincolns youth and early career before he attained the presidency the story of course starts with his family settling in kentucky where lincoln was born in 1809. Abraham lincoln the prairie years is a two volume biography of lincolns early life written by carl sandburg and published in 1926 sandburg like lincoln was a son of the illinois prairie and he harbored a lifelong fascination with the sixteenth president. His exhaustive biography of the president which took many years to complete appeared as abraham lincoln the prairie years 2 vols 1926 and abraham lincoln the war years 4 vols 1939 which won a pulitzer prize. First trade edition of the second of sandburgs landmark lincoln biographies the profusely illustrated four volume the war years inscribed on the half title of volume one by sandburg jimmy cone with good wishes carl sandburg 1940 coupled with a third printing issued the same year as the first of the two volume the prairie years . Get this from a library abraham lincoln the prairie years and the war years carl sandburg this biography is drawn from the six volume work on lincoln and new research uncovered since the original publication
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