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The Resource The better angel : Walt Whitman in the Civil War, Roy Morris, Jr

The better angel : Walt Whitman in the Civil War, Roy Morris, Jr

Label
The better angel : Walt Whitman in the Civil War
Title
The better angel
Title remainder
Walt Whitman in the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Roy Morris, Jr
Title variation
Walt Whitman in the Civil War
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On May 26, 1863, Walt Whitman wrote to his mother: "O the sad, sad things I see - the noble young men with legs and arms taken off - the deaths - the sick weakness, sicker than death, that some endure, after amputations ... just flickering alive, and O so deathly weak and sick." For nearly three years, Whitman immersed himself in the devastation of the Civil War, tending to thousands of wounded soldiers and recording his experience with immediacy and compassion. In this book, biographer Roy Morris, Jr. gives us an account of Whitman's profoundly transformative Civil War Years and an historically important examination of the Union's treatment of its sick and wounded. Whitman was mired in depression as the war began, subsisting on journalistic hackwork, wasting his nights in New York's seedy bohemian underground, his "great career" as a poet apparently stalled. But when news came that his brother George had been wounded at Fredericksburg, Whitman rushed south to find him. Though his brother's injury was slight, Whitman was deeply affected by his first view of the war's casualties
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Roy
Dewey number
  • 811/.3
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3232
LC item number
.M67 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • WZ 330
  • 2001 F-199
NLM item number
W6147M 2000
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Poets, American
  • United States
  • Poetry as Topic
  • Literature, Modern
  • Warfare
  • United States
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Poètes américains
  • États-Unis
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • War
  • Poets, American
  • War work
  • United States
  • Sezessionskrieg
  • Literatura norte-americana (critica e interpretacʹao)
  • American poets
  • United States
Label
The better angel : Walt Whitman in the Civil War, Roy Morris, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes chapter notes (pages 245-258), bibliographical references (pages 259-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the medicine of daily affection -- New York stagnation -- A sight in camp -- The great army of the sick -- The real precious & royal ones of this land -- The melancholy tide -- Retrievements out of the night -- Epilogue : lose not my sons
Control code
65185090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280471612
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65185090
Label
The better angel : Walt Whitman in the Civil War, Roy Morris, Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes chapter notes (pages 245-258), bibliographical references (pages 259-262) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the medicine of daily affection -- New York stagnation -- A sight in camp -- The great army of the sick -- The real precious & royal ones of this land -- The melancholy tide -- Retrievements out of the night -- Epilogue : lose not my sons
Control code
65185090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 270 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280471612
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65185090

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