From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Am enjoying the book greatly. Love the style of writing but David S. Reynolds. A lot of information that as an immigrant I was not aware of about life in the states at the time... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sp Johnson
An extremely significant volume that places Whitman and his work in the midst of American social, cultural, and political history, revealing how he was shaped by figures and events... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Andrew Wainwright
Great book. Underrated. Really gives a sense of this country when WW was writing about it.Published 14 months ago by Big Papi
I originally ordered this book as a resource for a research paper, but found myself drawn into this fascinating insight into Whitman the man. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Barry R. Suttle
Excellent book covering in detail the socio-economic and political context in which Whitman lived and worked. Read morePublished on December 25, 2013 by Ellen
Walt Whitman wrote that a poet fails "if he does not flood himself with the immediate age as with vast oceanic tides * * * if he be not himself the age transfigured. Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by R. M. Peterson
Despite considerable redundancy and the tedious habit of informing the reader that certain aspects of Whitman's life and works
"have heretofore gone unnoticed by other... Read more
Although it was informational, the book was not at all interesting to read. This definitely could have been done in a more concise manner with less dragging.Published on October 23, 2013 by April