1961 1st edition; The World Publishing Company, Cleveland, Ohio; hardbound in tan and teal boards with Carl Sandburg image on front cover; gilt stamp lettering on cover and spine (slightly faded on spine); quite good condition with unmarked pages; no dust jacket.
Biography of poet Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) told in an upbeat anecdotal style. Sandburg was a noted poet, writer, musician, and thinker. A pacifist, he was a Spanish-American war veteran who later supported U.S. involvement in two World Wars. A supporter of Swedish-style socialism, he had many Republican admirers due to his biographies of Abraham Lincoln. Sandburg's support for such radical ideas as old age pensions, worker compensation, and a minimum wage became mainstream in his life time. Author Harry Golden was a friend and neighbor of Sandburg.