CARL SANDBURG (1878–1967) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize, first in 1940 for his biography of Abraham Lincoln and again in 1951 for Complete Poems. Before becoming known as a poet, he worked as a milkman, an ice harvester, a dishwasher, a salesman, a fireman, and a journalist. Among his classics are the Rootabaga Stories, which he wrote for his young daughters at the beginning of his long and distinguished literary career.
The book was a gift and the recipient was overjoyed!
'The American Songbag' will also thrill lovers of Americana and those searching for a legitimate, productive, and useful avenue into our country's history.
It truly is an American Classic and the songs are arranged so they can be played on piano or with an orchestra.
This is one of the best anthologies of of American folk songs. Sadly, some songs only have one verse, but still, the background on each song, although sometimes not entirely... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Barry O'Brien
The book appears brand new but was advertised as used. It truly is an American Classic and the songs are arranged so they can be played on piano or with an orchestra. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Steven Cunningham
A used, 1927 book about the history of our songs by Carl Sandburg is not too easy to find.
I'm well pleased with my purchase.
unusual and unique and rare to find such. thanks for internet. great gift item for music minded. thanks for itPublished 18 months ago by H. Barry
My mother had been looking for this book for some time. At almost 80 she delighted in seeing a book she once owned as a child. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Heather