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Drum-Taps By Walt Whitman
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Drum-Taps is a collection of poetry by American poet Walt Whitman. The book, which was written during the American Civil War, was first published in 1865.On April 12, 1861, Confederate cannons fired... More > upon Fort Sumter signaling the opening of the American Civil War. Consequently, this would also mark the beginning of a very important time in the life of American poet Walt Whitman. Whitman's style of writing drew from his attempts to better manage the psychological chaos he experienced. Now, with the Civil War, it was easy to see that all of society and the political structure had slipped into chaos. As the nation began to dramatically shift so did Whitman as his poetry during this time would begin to demonstrate his vision of democracy as people acting collectively and pragmatically to secure a meaningful political freedom. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drum-Taps Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Gesange und Inschriften [German] By Walt Whitman
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Walter "Walt" Whitman (/ˈhwɪtmən/; May... More > 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.Born in Huntington on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and—in addition to publishing his poetry—was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842). Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Whitman< Less

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