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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Walt Whitman Narrator: Robert Gorman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781449803711
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"The real war will never get in the books," Walt Whitman wrote in this diary he kept during the Civil War. Whitman chronicled his visits to Washington, D.C. hospitals where he comforted wounded men and assisted nurses and doctors. This journal, written by one of America's greatest poets and writers, captures the details and ironies of war. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellis | 3/22/2012

    " In this book Whitman talks a lot about his volunteer work at Civil-War Hospitals. That guy was like a one-man USO. He really did a lot to help those kids feel better. There was also a little account of Lincoln's wartime activities at the end of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 6/26/2009

    " What compassion. A must read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 2/12/2009

    " Whitman was an interestingly complex man with a unique spirit of caring. He shows it in this book. "

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About the Author
Author Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was the son of a carpenter. His formal schooling ended at age eleven, when he was apprenticed to a printer in Brooklyn. He spent the next two decades as a printer, freelance writer, and editor in New York. In 1855, at his own expense, he published the first edition of Leaves of Grass, which would mark him as the major poetic voice of an emerging America. Whitman would go on expanding and revising it for the rest of his life, with the final edition appearing in 1892, the year of his death.