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Memoranda during the war

Author: Walt Whitman; Peter Coviello
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In December of 1862, having read his brother's name in a casualty list, Walt Whitman rushed from Brooklyn to the war front, where he found his brother wounded but recovering. But Whitman also found there a "new world," a world dense with horror and revelation.; Memoranda During the War is Whitman's testament to the anguish, heroism, and terror of the Civil War. The book consists of journal entries extending from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Diaries
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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Memoranda during the war.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003022933
(OCoLC)53284941
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Whitman; Peter Coviello
ISBN: 9780195347128 0195347129 9780195167931 0195167937 9780195167948 0195167945 1280840838 9781280840838 9780195184822 0195184823
OCLC Number: 137716205
Notes: Originally published: Camden, N.J. : Author's publication, 1876.
Description: 1 online resource (liv, 176 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction. Whitman at war / [by Peter Coviello] --
Memoranda during the war --
Notes / [by Walt Whitman] --
Editor's notes --
Appendix 1. Death of Abraham Lincoln --
Appendix 2. Selected poems. Vigil strange I kept on the field one night ; Whoever you are holding me now in hand ; When I heard at the close of the day ; Are you the new person drawn toward me? ; City of orgies ; To a stranger --
Appendix 3. Letter to the parents of Erastus Haskell.
Responsibility: Walt Whitman ; edited by Peter Coviello.

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Serving as the author's testament to the anguish, heroism, and horror of the Civil War, this work features death portraits, anecdotes of battle, last words, messages to distant loved ones, and,  Read more...

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"These 'impromptu jottings'--descriptions of soldiers' last breaths; their recoveries; their requests for toothbrushes, pickles, rice pudding, fresh underwear, a good book, a pen, an ice cream treat, Read more...

 
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