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The Poet and the Sailor: The Story of My Friendship with Carl Sandburg

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Two friends, a lifetime of letters, and an intimate look at a literary iconCarl Sandburg first encountered Kenneth Dodson through a letter written at sea during World War II. Though Dodson wrote the letter to his wife, Letha, Sandburg read it in tears and told her, "I've got to meet this man." Composed primarily of their correspondence that continued until Sandburg's death ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published June 25th 2007 by University of Illinois Press
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An inspiring tale of two penpals.
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After graduating from high school, Mr. Dodson spent 20 years in the Merchant Marine. Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, he enlisted in the Navy and saw action in nine major battles, including Okinawa. He was injured and received numerous medals and citations. He left the service in 1947 as a lieutenant commander.

In the early 1950's, the poet Carl Sandburg, a friend, encouraged Mr. D
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