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Civil War Poetry

3.46 of 5 stars 3.46  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  1 review
A superb selection of poems from both sides of the American Civil War, this compilation reflects the struggle'sheroism, horror, exaltation, and anguish. More than 75 inspired works include famous poems by Melville, Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier, and Whitman, as well as lesser-known verse by Julia Ward Howe, Edwin Markham, and many others. ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 11th 1997 by Dover Publications (first published 1997)
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Angie Fehl
For the most part, I really enjoyed this collection. A few of the selections got a little long winded for my taste, but as a whole, the poems gave me a new perspective of this time in history. This pulls together a mix of poems that were written before, during and after the Civil War, some by war correspondents of the day, some by well-known writers -- ie. Whitman, Emerson, Longfellow, Herman Melville, Ambrose Bierce -- and some by more obscure authors. It was interesting to read that The Battle ...more
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