Lincoln And Whitman : Parallel Lives In Civil War Washington (Paperback)

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Kindred spirits despite their profound differences in position, Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman shared a vision of the democratic character. They had read or listened to each other's words at crucial turning points in their lives, and both were utterly transformed by the tragedy of the Civil War. In this radiant book, poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein tracks the parallel lives of these two titans from the day that Lincoln first read "Leaves of Grass to the elegy Whitman composed after Lincoln's assassination in 1865.
Drawing on a rich trove of personal and newspaper accounts and diary records, Epstein shows how the influence and reverence flowed between these two men-and brings to life the many friends and contacts they shared. Epstein has written a masterful portrait of two great American figures and the era they shaped through words and deeds.

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Publisher Random House Trade
Mfg Part# 9780345458001
SKU 39954352
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345458001
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 1T
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"Powerful and evocative."
"Epstein...imbues his tale of two lives with a natural sense of detail and period that revivifies the familiar figures he writes about."
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Annotation Two of the most important figures in American life during the Civil War period--President Abraham Lincoln and the poet Walt Whitman--meet in this look at their lives, their personalities, and their influence on each other.
Editors Note Kindred spirits despite their profound differences in position, Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman shared a vision of the democratic character. They had read or listened to each other’s words at crucial turning points in their lives, and both were utterly transformed by the tragedy of the Civil War. In this radiant book, poet and biographer Daniel Mark Epstein tracks the parallel lives of these two titans from the day that Lincoln first read Leaves of Grass to the elegy Whitman composed after Lincoln’s assassination in 1865.Drawing on a rich trove of personal and newspaper accounts and diary records, Epstein shows how the influence and reverence flowed between these two men–and brings to life the many friends and contacts they shared. Epstein has written a masterful portrait of two great American figures and the era they shaped through words and deeds.
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Number of Pages 0400
Publisher Random House Trade

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