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A true Whitmanian feast—for the intellect as well as for the eyes. It is hard to put this remarkable book down once you’ve opened its riches…. The book keeps opening up to new facets of Whitman, his work, and his era.”  — Ed Folsom, Editor of Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

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Over 300 period images and text with extensive quotes by Walt Whitman and his family and friends (and enemies) immerse the reader in Walt’s tempestuous life: a family harrowed by alcoholism and mental illness; the bloody Civil War; burgeoning, brawling Manhattan and Brooklyn; literary allies and rivals; and his beloved America, racked by disunion even while racing westward. MORE