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The Patriotic Poems Of Walt Whitman Hardcover – September 10, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1163840924 ISBN-10: 1163840920
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About the Author

Walter Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in Long Island, New York, the second of nine children in a poor family. Walt quit school at age eleven, working as an office boy for two lawyers, then as an apprentice at a newspaper, where he learned about typesetting and the printing press. In 1836, Whitman became a teacher, but wasn’t happy and left the job in 1838, founding his own paper, selling it after ten months, and trying his hand at teaching again. Walt began writing “Leaves of Grass” in 1850, publishing it five years later. Ralph Waldo Emerson praised the book and it gained in popularity. The book was rereleased multiple times. Henry David Thoreau was also a fan and visited Whitman. Walt’s brother George was a Union Soldier during the Civil War and when Walt thought he had died, went to the battle front to find him still living. Witnessing the carnage affected him and he headed for Washington, D. C. to volunteer as a nurse in the army hospitals. In 1864, George was captured by Confederates in Virginia, another brother died from tuberculosis and another brother was committed to a lunatic asylum. George was released in 1865 and Walt began working for the Attorney General’s office, interviewing Confederate soldiers for Presidential pardons. In 1873, Walt suffered a stroke went to live with his brother George and their mother, who died later that year. In 1884, he moved out and purchased his own home. By now, he was almost completely bedridden and Mary Oakes Davis, a widow moved in to take care of the house. In 1891, he prepared the final edition of “Leaves of Grass,” having fine-tuned it for 33 years. He died on March 26, 1892, in Camden, new Jersey, at the age of 72, from pleurisy, pneumonia, tuberculosis and kidney disease. More than 1,000 visitors attended his public viewing and he was buried in a tomb, that he, himself designed and had built in Harleigh Cemetery. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 204 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (September 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1163840920
  • ISBN-13: 978-1163840924
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,923,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Morgan J Cummings on December 18, 2013
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Excellent Whitman but not his best work. It is his usual beautiful prose and he is my favorite poet. Cheers!
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Remembering poems once memorized!! O Capitan my capitan!!!! has our ship weathered every wrath?
The bells I hear, the voices clear, people are exhaulting, and yet?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mona Allen on September 2, 2012
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So I was at my brother in laws house, and I had to go to the bathroom (Number 2)

I needed something to read, and as I reached I threw a few magazines aside and there it was, this book by Walt Whitman

As I read the first poem all I could think is "You got me!" I was hooked.
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By Amazon Customer on March 18, 2015
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Very much not luke typical Walt Walt whitman
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