O Captain, My Captain: Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War

By: Robert Burleigh

Illustrator: Sterling Hundley

Whitman and Lincoln shared the national stage in Washington, DC, during the Civil War. Though the two men never met, Whitman would often see Lincoln’s carriage on the road. The president was never far from the poet’s mind, and Lincoln’s “grace under pressure” was something Whitman returned to again and again in his poetry. Whitman witnessed Lincoln’s second inauguration and mourned along with America as Lincoln’s funeral train wound its way across the landscape to his final resting place. This book tells the story of one of America’s greatest poets and how he was inspired by one of America’s greatest presidents.

Brief overviews of Walt Whitman and Abraham Lincoln. Important Civil War dates. Two of Whitman’s “Lincoln poems.” Author’s note. Illustrator’s note. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Full-color mixed media illustrations.

ISBN: 9781419733581

JLG Release: Jun 2019


Sensitive Areas: Harsh realities of war, Death, President Lincoln's assassination
Topics: Walt Whitman (1819–1892) , Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) , Nineteenth-century American poets , Biography , US presidents , US history , Civil War (1861–1865)

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Book Details

ISBN

9781419733581

First Release

June 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

811/.3

Trim Size

10 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Page Count

64

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 890L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Abrams

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Harsh realities of war, Death, President Lincoln's assassination

Topics

Walt Whitman (1819–1892), Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), Nineteenth-century American poets, Biography, US presidents, US history, Civil War (1861–1865),

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