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Carl Sandburg (University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, No. 101)

Carl Sandburg - American Writers ninety seven was once first released in 1972. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press variations.

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At the age of seven this son, himself, experiences spells of deep wonder, loneliness, and mysterious premonitions in the Indiana wilderness. His heroic qualities also soon begin to manifest themselves. At eighteen he can "take an ax at the end of the handle and hold it out in a straight horizontal line, easy and steady . " One day he walks thirty-four miles just to hear a lawyer make a speech. He becomes a famous wrestler, seemingly invincible. But he never misuses his fabulous strength, and of course his mind and character acquire the toughness and resilience, as if by supernatural design, which he will later need as president of a nation divided by a tragic war.

Biographies Callahan, North. Carl Sandburg: Lincoln of Our Time. New York: New York University Press, 1970. Golden, Harry. Carl Sandburg. Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1961. Critical Studies Allen, Gay Wilson. "Carl Sandburg: Fire and Smoke," South Atlantic Quarterly, 59:315-31 (Summer 1960). Easier, Roy P. "Your Friend the Poet —Carl Sandburg," Midway, 10:3-15 (Autumn 1969). Cargill, Oscar. "Carl Sandburg: Crusader and Mystic," College English, 11:365-72 (April 1950). Van Doren, Mark.

He now felt a heavy responsibility to tell the story completely and accurately, and he sought professional help from librarians, historians, and book dealers in assembling source material. For the first tune in his life he had financial security, and he could concentrate on his one consuming ambition, a complete and reliable biography of Abraham Lincoln. The great economic depression which began with the stockmarket crash in 1929 did not seriously affect Sandburg's personal life or literary plans.

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