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This book is informative.and answered questions I had (and some I didn't) about this period and why Whitman and Lincoln admired each other. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Susan Tribble
A marvelous revival of a long, sinuous exchange between two great men of words,
who remarkably influenced each other, the most intriguing example Lincoln's
little known... Read more
In Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington, David Mark Epstein explores the mutual world Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman inhabited during the Civil War... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eric Maroney
Full disclosure: I really, really like this book. That said I've come to the conclusion that poets probably shouldn't write biographies about Abraham Lincoln, even if a poet is... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
A marvelous read. "Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington" delightfully morphs New Criticism's close textual analysis with New Historicism's cultural poetics. Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by aforelife
Mark Daniel Epstein is an author of varied genres from history to poetry to novels. In this 2004 book he explores in a fairly short but succinct and well written account the... Read morePublished on November 10, 2008 by C. M Mills
The only problem I had with the book was the author's obsession with Whitman's so-called "personal" life. Read morePublished on May 5, 2007 by Eric the Read
Epstein hits the ground running in this extraordinary blend of dramatic storytelling and lit crit, and he never lets up until the final page. Read morePublished on December 16, 2005 by Bernard Northrop