O Captain, My Captain : Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War
Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War
Dramatic, lyrical, and beautifully illustrated, O Captain, My Captain tells the story of one of America's greatest poets and how he was inspired by one of America's greatest presidents. 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. The book includes the poem "O Captain! My Captain!" and an excerpt from "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," brief bios of Lincoln and Whitman, a timeline of Civil War events, endnotes, and a bibliography.
Robert Burleigh has written a number of books for children that have received starred reviews and many awards, including the CCBC Choices List and the ALA Notable Book, among others. He lives just outside Chicago, IL. Sterling Hundley is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Among his clients are the United States Postal Service, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Scholastic, Marvel, Entertainment Weekly, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and the New Yorker. For much of his illustration career, Hundley's work has been regarded as amongst the most highly acclaimed in the illustration industry. He lives in Richmond, Virginia. http://sterlinghundley.com/bio