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Now the drum of war : Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War

Author: Robert Roper
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on the searing letters that Walt, George, their mother Louisa, and their other brothers, wrote to each other during the Civil War, and on new evidence and new readings of the great poet, Now the Drum of War chronicles the experience of the Whitman family--from rural Long Island to working-class Brooklyn--enduring its own long crisis alongside the anguish of the nation.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Walt Whitman; George Washington Whitman; Walt Whitman; George Washington Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Roper
ISBN: 9780802717610 0802717616 9780802715531 0802715532
OCLC Number: 968658524
Description: viii, 421 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Robert Roper.

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Drawing on the searing letters that Walt, George, their mother Louisa, and their other brothers, wrote to each other during the Civil War, and on new evidence and new readings of the great poet, Now the Drum of War chronicles the experience of the Whitman family--from rural Long Island to working-class Brooklyn--enduring its own long crisis alongside the anguish of the nation.

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