Item description for Mary Lincoln: Wife and Widow by Carl Sandburg...
Overview This is a book of rare distinction, a haunting portrait of an enigmatic life, written with a style and sensitivity that is both sympathetic and unflinching.
Publishers Description The biography of Americais most tragic First Lady by one of Americais most distinguished biographers and poets. A haunting portrait of an enigmatic life, written with a style and sensitivity that are both sympathetic and unflinching.
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More About Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the first for History in 1940 for his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln, and the second for Poetry in 1951 for his Complete Poems. Born in Illinois of Swedish immigrant parents, Sandburg worked early in a wide variety of jobs, ranging from shoeshine-boy, milkman, fireman, and farmhand, to a soldier in the Spanish-American War. After college he went on to become a newspaperman, a political organizer, a collector of folk songs, author of children's books, lecturer, poet and historian. The son of a man who could not write his own name, Carl Sandburg went on to write over thirty books and earned the title in America of ?The Poet of the People.?
Carl Sandburg lived in Galesburg, in the state of Illinois. Carl Sandburg was born in 1878 and died in 1967.
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An enjoyable read Aug 23, 2007
Some purists criticize Sandburg, but he tells a good story and has something to back him up even if his standards are looser than those used by some historians. This book's supplementary collection of correspondence from acquaintances of young Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln is valuable. Noted scholar Paul Angle collaborated with Sandburg on this volume.