Memoranda During the War:

From Specimen Days

  • Read by: Robert Gorman
  • Runtime: 4.1 Hours
  • Recording: Unabridged
  • Release date: 3.15.2017
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • Genre: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
  • 4.08 hrs3/15/2017Unabridged
  • ISBN-13: 9781449803711
"The real war will never get in the books," Walt Whitman wrote in this diary he kept during the Civil War. Whitman chronicled his visits to Washington, D.C. hospitals where he comforted wounded men and assisted nurses and doctors. This journal, written by one of America's greatest poets and writers, captures the details and ironies of war.

Author Biography

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was the son of a carpenter. His formal schooling ended at age eleven, when he was apprenticed to a printer in Brooklyn. He spent the next two decades as a printer, freelance writer, and editor in New York. In 1855, at his own expense, he published the first edition of Leaves of Grass, which would mark him as the major poetic voice of an emerging America. Whitman would go on expanding and revising it for the rest of his life, with the final edition appearing in 1892, the year of his death.

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