Book Discussion on Lincoln and Whitman

Mr. Epstein talked about his book, Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington, published by Ballantine… read more

Mr. Epstein talked about his book, Lincoln and Whitman: Parallel Lives in Civil War Washington, published by Ballantine Books. The poet first encountered the president in New York City on the way to his inauguration, and later would become a Lincoln supporter while living in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. Among the events Mr. Epstein examines are Whitman’s attendance at Lincoln’s second-to-last speech, and Whitman’s writing of the poem “O Captain, My Captain” following Lincoln’s assassination. close

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Book Discussion on Lincoln and Whitman

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180561-1
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Public Affairs Event
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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Feb 14, 2004
Last Aired:
Jan 4, 2005

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  • Feb 14, 2004 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 15, 2004 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 23, 2004 | 7:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 06, 2004 | 4:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 04, 2005 | 4:56am EST | C-SPAN 3
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