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Patriotic Poems of Walt Whitman

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ISBN-10: 1490447679

ISBN-13: 9781490447674

Edition: N/A

Authors: Walt Whitman, Richard Hartmetz

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Born just after the Revolutionary War, Walt Whitman developed a strong love for America. He also witnessed the savagery of the Civil War first hand, as well as the difficult reunification that followed. Join us for a collection of classic poetry, written by America's premiere poet, covering war, peace, the memory of Abraham Lincoln and the continual striving for greatness.
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Book details

List price: $8.00
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 6/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Walt Whitman was born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a carpenter. He left school when he was 11 years old to take a variety of jobs. By the time he was 15, Whitman was living on his own in New York City, working as a printer and writing short pieces for newspapers. He spent a few years teaching, but most of his work was either in journalism or politics. Gradually, Whitman became a regular contributor to a variety of Democratic Party newspapers and reviews, and early in his career established a rather eccentric way of life, spending a great deal of time walking the streets, absorbing life and talking with laborers. Extremely fond of the opera, he used his press…