Golden, Harry. Carl Sandburg, 1st ed., Signed by both!
Harry Golden’s “golden” Biography of Sandburg
Harry Golden’s Carl Sandburg biography, in first edition; Signed by both Harry Golden and Carl Sandburg.
This moving biography of poet Carl Sandburg is told in an upbeat anecdotal style. Through a series of brief vignettes, readers learn about Sandburg’s upbringing in Galesburg, Illinois, his life as a poet, his loves, political views, etc. There is also a nice slice of his superb poetry.
These pages also feature many interesting tidbits, including his days as a teenage railroad hobo and the gold medal (not a nobel) he received from King Gustav of Sweden. Sandburg’s poetry has faded somewhat in popularity, but was quite strong when this book arrived in 1961.
Author Harry Golden Sr. applies the same anecdotal style from his newspaper and many books, Only in America-for which Sandburg wrote the Foreword and For Two Cents Plain, and Enjoy, Enjoy! in these pages. The effect is a nicely readable, informative look at one of the nation’s greatest poets.
Signed by both Golden and Sandburg, minor edge wear to dj, tight, clean and pretty copy.
Golden, Harry. Carl Sandburg. Cleveland & New York. 1961. 1st ed.; 287p., photos, index., d.j