THE FORGOTTEN LONGFELLOW: MAN IN THE SHADOWS, THE SAGA OF ALEXANDER LONGFELLOW, SR. BY RICHARD SHAIN COHEN

THE FORGOTTEN LONGFELLOW
THE FORGOTTEN LONGFELLOW
Item# ISBN 0976597578
$32.50

A provocative biography of one of the country's first explorer-topographers, Alexander Longfellow, Sr., the neglected brother of famous poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. With humor, self-effacement, grace and touching affection, this man wrote letters to his family, drew maps and drawings, and lived the rough life as he explored and charted the far reaches of the American landscape, shook hands with presidents, sailed around the Horn, and toured the South through the ruins of the Civil War, leaving us a rich legacy of documents to give us a rare picture of America in the 1880's. Paperback 265 pages, 55 illustrations: with maps, charts, photographs, drawings; preface, notes, index.