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Memoranda During the War

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ISBN-10: 1557091323

ISBN-13: 9781557091321

Edition: 1993

Authors: Walt Whitman, Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman spent much of his time with wounded soldiers, both in the field and in the hospitals. The 40 notebooks he filled became the basis for this extraordinary diary of a medic in the Civil War.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 2/1/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.198
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…