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Abe Lincoln Grows Up Summary
Carl Sandburg

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Abe Lincoln Grows Up Summary

Based on the first twenty-seven chapters of Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, Sandburg's Abe Lincoln Grows Up presents the first twenty years of Lincoln's life, from his birth in a log cabin, through the migrations of the Lincoln family in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, until the time that Abe gathers his few belongings and leaves home for New Salem, in search of an education and a better life. This is a classic example of the American success story: a boy born and raised in poverty, with many hardships and very little formal education, struggles to make something of himself. Although the story ends just as Lincoln leaves home, all readers know that he is destined to become one of the best known and most loved presidents of the United States.

This biography offers an outstanding depiction of American frontier living, describing the wilderness, the farms, and...

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