We're following all official guidelines to keep ourselves healthy on the job, and as a result, shipping may be delayed. 
You will receive an email from our web orders team confirming that your order has been processed.
We thank you for your support and your patience at this challenging time.

Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America's Great Poet (Paperback)

Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America's Great Poet Cover Image
$21.99
On Our Shelves Now at:
Politics and Prose at 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
2 on hand, as of Jul 16 9:15am

Description


Walt Whitman was already famous for Leaves of Grass when he journeyed to the nation's capital at the height of the Civil War to find his brother George, a Union officer wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Whitman eventually served as a volunteer "hospital missionary," making more than six hundred hospital visits and serving over eighty thousand sick and wounded soldiers in the next three years. With the 1865 publication of Drum-Taps, Whitman became poet laureate of the Civil War, aligning his legacy with that of Abraham Lincoln. He remained in Washington until 1873 as a federal clerk, engaging in a dazzling literary circle and fostering his longest romantic relationship, with Peter Doyle. Author Garrett Peck details the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781626199736
ISBN-10: 1626199736
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: March 23rd, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English

Membership Benefits

Membership 
 

 Gift cards can be used online or in-store.

Gift Card