American writer Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) was the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry and a third for his six-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln. During his lifetime he was regarded as a major figure in American contemporary literature. When Sandburg died in 1967, then-President Lyndon Johnson stated, “Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America.”
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