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It was just okay. I think it could have been more detailed. Usually, a good bio will start with childhood and progress through school to adulthood. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Nancy A. Kelly
An empathic and insightful study of America's greatest poet and the profound effect of the war on his life and work. Read morePublished on September 3, 2013 by Robert Couteau
The book was excellent. Not only did I learn about Walt Whitman and his family, but I got one family's experience of the Civil War. Read morePublished on October 26, 2012 by Beth Wolinsky
In December 1862 Walt Whitman saw the name of his brother George, a Union soldier in the 51st New York Infantry, listed among the wounded from the battle of Fredericksburg. Read morePublished on May 31, 2012 by Gregg Chadwick
What stuck me most was the closeness of the Whitman Family. They live together sharing cramped quarters, business problems and paychecks. Read morePublished on August 29, 2009 by Loves the View
This is an excellent companion book for reading Walt Whitman's poetry. It provides a context for what was going on in Walt Whitman's life as well as in society as a whole as a... Read morePublished on April 21, 2009 by LeeAnn Heringer