timeline of his life
Sandburg led an interesting life. Below you will find a timeline of his life. This will give you a chance to get to know Sandburg better and learn about his place within Chicago poetry.
1878 - Sandburg is born in Galesburg, Illinois
1892 - Ends his public education in 8th grade so he can begin working.
1896 - Makes his first trip to Chicago at the age of 18.
1897- Joins the military for the Spanish - American War. Sees no action.
1899 - Invited to West Point. Fails entrance exams and studies at Lombard College instead.
1902 - Jailed in PA for not being able to pay his train fare.
1914 - Wins Levinson Prize
1916 - Publishes Chicago Poems1918 - Becomes war correspondent during WWI
1928 - Moves to Michigan
1936 - Publishes his most popular book, The People, Yes
1939 - Wins Pulitzer Prize for Abraham Lincoln: The War Years.
1943 - Moves to North Carolina
1948 - Publishes his only novel, Remembrance Rock
1953 - Publishes Always the Young Strangers, the autobiography of his first 20 years.
1963 - Publishes his last book of poetry, Honey and Salt.
1967 - Sandburg dies at age 89.
Bibliography Click here for complete bibliography
"Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)." http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/sandburg.htm 2000.Niven, Penelope. Carl Sandburg: A Biography. New York: Maxwell Maxmillian International, 1991.
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