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The Wound Dresser

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Walt Whitman

Narrated By: R. S. Steinberg

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2017

Duration: 5 hours 31 minutes

Summary:

The Wound Dresser is a series of letters written from the hospitals in Washington by Walt Whitman during the War of the Rebellion to The New York Times, the Brooklyn Eagle and his mother, edited by Richard Maurice Burke, M.D., one of Whitman's literary executors. (Summary by R. S. Steinberg)

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  • David S

    When I picked this book I guess I expected his poetry, not letters. But the more I read the more I had to keep reading. What an extraordinarily nice guy. He was fearless and thoughtful. The conditions for these suffering wounded soldiers brought tears to my eyes. Have things changed that much? Whenever I read or listen to Walt Whitman's poetry, I will think of these letters, and appreciate his poetry even more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Elena E.

    I couldn't get past the first 15 minutes of the poor sound quality and the dry mouth of the narrator