"Her writing is strong enough that this entry in the World Writers series can be read for pleasure, as well as for research. (b&w photos, notes, chronology, bibliography, index) (Biography. 10-14)"
Lukes conveys to a new generation that the poet of "Hiawatha" and "Paul Revere's Ride" was a cultural icon in his own time, and that while his longer verse may no longer be to popular taste, many of his images still resonate.
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