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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of the most famous Americans of his day. His influence on American mythology, through poems like The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, was profound. Poet J.D. McClatchy has edited a new compilation of the Longfellow's work. McClatchy talks to host Linda Wertheimer about Longfellow's prolific writing, and his sway on how American's view themselves and their history. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poems and Other Writings is edited by J.D. McClatchy and published by Library of America, ISBN # 188301185X.)

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