Civil War Poetry and Prose   -     By: Walt Whitman
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Civil War Poetry and Prose

Dover Publications / 1995 / Paperback

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Walt Whitman's poetry contains some of the most quoted lines in America; a man of astute observatory power, his writings on nature and the essence of life remain potent and utterly relevant. He had a first hand knowledge of the Civil War from when he worked in military hospitals; filled with sights and sounds of war, Whitman offers keen insights into this tumultuous time in US History. 90 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 1995
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0486285073
ISBN-13: 9780486285078
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Walt Whitman experienced the agonies of the Civil War firsthand as a volunteer in Washington's military hospitals. This superb selection of poems, letters, and prose from that era includes "O Captain! My Captain!" "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "Adieu to a Soldier," and many other moving works.

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One of America's most influential and innovative poets, Walt Whitman (1819–92) worked as a teacher, journalist, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War. Proclaimed as the nation's first "poet of democracy," Whitman reached out to common readers and opposed censorship with his overt celebrations of sexuality.

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