Now the drum of war Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War by Robert Roper

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Published by Walker & Co. in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Whitman, Walt, -- 1819-1892.,
  • Whitman, Walt, -- 1819-1892 -- Family.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.

About the Edition

Drawing on the searing letters that Walt, George, their mother Louisa, and their other brothers, wrote to each other during the Civil War, and on new evidence and new readings of the great poet, Now the Drum of War chronicles the experience of the Whitman family--from rural Long Island to working-class Brooklyn--enduring its own long crisis alongside the anguish of the nation.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [403]-409) and index.

Book details

Other titlesWalt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War
StatementRobert Roper.
GenrePersonal narratives.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 421 p. :
Number of Pages421
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23102678M
ISBN 100802715532
ISBN 109780802715531

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Poetic achievement. The only problem with NOW THE DRUM Now the drum of war book WAR is that it eventually ends. Readers caught up in its intensely real recreation of the Civil War and the writing of the great literature of that war will find themselves doling out its final pages sparingly-- to turn the last one was, in my experience, to feel bereft/5(13).

Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War viii, pp. 8vo. The Civil War is seen anew, and a great American family brought to life, in Robert Roper's brilliant evocation of the Family Whitman. Walt Whitman's work as a nurse to the wounded soldiers of the Civil War had a profound effect on the way he saw the world/5.

Robert Roper's "Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War" is an indispensible account of Whitman's time in Washington during the war. Roper's book examines the Civil War through the experiences of Walt Whitman and provides new findings on the care of wounded soldiers both on the battlefield and in large hospitals in /5(13).

Robert Roper, award-winning author of works of fiction and nonfiction, explores the brothers' relationship and, by extension, the many wounded Civil War soldiers Walt visited in hospitals in the superb Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War.

Walt made more than visits and claimed to have tended to 80, to. Robert Roper talked about Now the Drum of War (Walker & Company; Octo ). In the book he examines the experiences of Walt Whitman. amount of discourse about Civil War battle strategies and campaign tactics. This is perhaps interesting up to a point, but it is easily available in quantity elsewhere and seems irrelevant to his book’s main purpose.

That complaint aside, NOW THE DRUM OF WAR provides a valuable portrait of Walt Whitman as both Civil War bard and family man. In “Now the Drum of War,” Robert Roper makes two points about the poetry Walt Whitman wrote during and about the Civil War: first, that it was far from his best work; and second, that it.

The poet’s relationship with his brothers, one of whom saw heavy fighting during the Civil War. Novelist and journalist Roper (Fatal Mountaineer,etc.) takes an inside look into the Whitman family with a special focus on the war years, when Walt’s younger brother George served with the 51st New York book opens with a glimpse at the family’s early life, when Walt Sr.

Drawing on the searing letters that Walt, George, their mother Louisa, and their other brothers wrote to each other during the conflict, Now the Drum of War chronicles the experience of an archetypal American family enduring its own long crisis alongside the anguish of the nation.

Robert Roper has constructed a powerful narrative about America. Now the Drum of War is the story of the Whitman family through the lens of the Civil War in their own words. The record of letters written amongst the family and Walt's manuscripts and notes combined with Roper's research into the era provide a full and fascinating glimpse into how America looked like on the battlefield, in the home and how 5/5(4).

Now the Drum of War (Paperback) Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. By Robert Roper. Walker Books,pp. Publication Date: November 3, Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover (10/28/). Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War.

New York: Walker &, Print. External links. Drum-Taps, public domain book at One More Library. Drum-Taps public domain audiobook at LibriVox; Whitman's Drum Taps and Washington's Civil War Hospitals in hor: Walt Whitman.

Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War (Paperback) By Robert Roper. "Now the Drum of War" chronicles the experience of an archetypal American family-from rural Long Island to working-class Brooklyn-enduring its own long crisis alongside the anguish of the nation.

Robert Roper has constructed a powerful narrative. Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War Robert Roper, Author. Walker $28 (p) ISBN the book is also a historical examination of Civil War. He was, as Robert Roper writes in Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War, a "spirit-nurse" and "the great facilitator of Civil War correspondence." His nonreligious ministry was an outgrowth of his poetic urge to bind up and express the vitality of the American scene in free verse.

Get this from a library. Now the drum of war: Walt Whitman and his brothers in the Civil War. [Robert Roper] -- Drawing on the searing letters that Walt, George, their mother Louisa, and their other brothers, wrote to each other during the Civil War, and on new evidence and.

Drawing on the searing letters that Walt, George, their mother Louisa, and their other brothers, wrote to each other during the conflict, and on new evidence and new readings of the great poet, Now the Drum of War chronicles the experience of an archetypal American family-from rural Long Island to working-class Brooklyn-enduring its own long.

To Be a Drum book. Read 94 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This book discusses slavery, war, and the civil rights movements. This is a wonderful book to have in a classroom.

The illustrations are colorful and creative. The book teaches about history through a story that a father is telling. Add some now» /5. About Now the Drum of War Walt Whitman's work as a nurse to the wounded soldiers of the Civil War had a profound effect on the way he saw the world.

Much less well known is the extraordinary record of his younger brother, George, who led his men in twenty-one major battles, almost to die in a Confederate prison camp as the fighting ended.

Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. New York: Walker & Company, Pp. ISBN: $ Much has been written about Walt Whitman, the iconic American poet and native Long Islander.

You might think the. Coming up this week, we’re pleased to present a multi-part interview by Rob Couteau with Robert Roper, author of the new book Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War. Rob Couteau is a writer and visual artist from Brooklyn.

His poetry, fiction, essays, and interviews have appeared in over thirty-five magazines, newspapers, anthologies, and literary publications. "Walt Whitman’s experiences as a nurse to wounded soldiers during the Civil War had a profound impact on his views and poetry.

But Now The Drum of War: Walt Whitman and his Brothers in the Civil War reveals the extraordinary record his younger brother George, an officer in the 51st New York, left of his life on the front lines, through his letters, journal and newspaper dispatches. Bookstores specializing in Civil War.

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