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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.
Essential for any folk music lover! A killer resource, and a killer deal. I love the personalized introductions, which spark with Sandburg's trademarked poetry. Read morePublished 26 days ago by jason simpson
Great fun - lots of songs I remember learning as a child, plus way more that were new to me.Published 3 months ago by Granfran
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 14 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 19 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 22 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 on December 26, 2012 by Heather