"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.More
When his brother was injured in battle, Walt Whitman went to see him on the frontlines. There, Whitman was shocked by what he saw. Memoranda During the War is Whitman's firsthand experiences of the Civil War. Best known for his book of poetry Leaves of Grass, Whitman is a lyrical writer like no other. Robert Gorman does this literary giant justice in this performance. Gorman's tone is soft and expressive. He treats each word with special care, concerned for the sounds, the assonance, and the alliteration. With gentle pacing, Gorman catches the listeners' imaginations. These stories of soldiers, battles, doctors, and the ramifications on a nation are as important as they are beautiful.
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Interesting and boring
Poignant observations from a compassionate heart
- Leslie Grey McCawley