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Walt Whitman experienced first-hand the ravages of the Civil War as a volunteer nurse in the hospitals of Washington DC. During that time, he filled notebooks with impromptu jottings that became the basis of two works: Drum-Taps, a collection of seventy-one poems, and Memoranda during the War, an intimate diary of his experience tending to the sick and dying during the war. These two historical works are presented here, narrated by acclaimed actor Bronson Pinchot.


"As Peter Covelo points out in his excellent introduction to this volume, Whitman came late to the scene of the Civil War, but, when he did so, he produced one of the few truly indispensable books about it. Memoranda During the War is written in prose that often compares well for beauty and intensity with the best poems in Leaves of Grass. It is easy to see why the book has served as a model for writers on the desolations of war from Stephen Crane to Hemingway to our own day."

About the Author

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. He is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

  • Audio CD: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Audio GO; Unabridged edition (March 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
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    BSA Drum-Taps And Memoranda During The War - Audiobook CD


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