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Authors

Matthew Norman

ISBN

9780393081558

Price

$34.95

Publisher

W. W. Norton and Company

Abstract

A New Study of Wartime Washington

Walt Whitman, one of the thousands of new residents drawn to Washington during the Civil War, famously lamented in Specimen Days (1882) that the “mushy influences of current times" would prevent “the real war" from getting “in the books." Taking a ....

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