Archibald Macleish

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Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982) won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1933 and 1953.  He was a veteran of World War I, former Librarian of Congress, and assistant secretary of state and cultural diplomat. As the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory, he occupied the oldest chair at Harvard, one first held by John Quincy Adams.

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December 1956

From his great-grandfather’s papers a poet re-creates that hard-working man of many parts—sailor, farmer, merchant financier—the New England sea captain