Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Words for America

Book - 2004
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Did you know that poet Walt Whitman was also a Civil War nurse? Devastated by his country dividing and compelled to service by his brother's war injury, Walt nursed all soldiers--Union and Confederate, black and white. By getting to know them through many intense and affecting experiences, he began to see a greater life purpose: His writing could give these men a voice, and in turn, achieve his highest aspiration--to capture the true spirit of America. Dramatic, powerful, and deeply moving, this consummate portrait of Whitman will inspire readers to pick up their pens and open their hearts to humanity.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2004.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780439357913
Branch Call Number: j B WHITMAN
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Selznick, Brian


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Walt Whitman traveled through America to write poems celebrating America and her people, capturing the spirit of the nation in the middle of the 1800’s. Picture book format with full-color illustrations.


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