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February 12, 2013

Lincoln and Sandburg

Carl Sandburg   (1878 - 1967)

Carl Sandburg
(1878 – 1967)

On this day in 1809 Abraham Lincoln was born, and on this day in 1926 Carl Sandburg’s two-volume biography, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years was published. Sandburg researched, wrote and talked about Lincoln his entire life, and he clearly felt not only a cornhusker’s affinity with the man but a poet’s mission with the book.

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