O Captain, My Captain

Walt Whitman, Abraham Lincoln, and the Civil War

The story of Walt Whitman and his greatest inspiration—Abraham Lincoln

By Robert Burleigh Illustrated by Sterling Hundley Read by Chris Lutkin and David Bendena History - United States / Juvenile Nonfiction / Poetry English Age group 10 and up 1h 8m Sell Sheet
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1 Video DVD April 16, 2019 $38.99 $38.99 9781974933013 Add to Cart
									Dramatic, lyrical, and beautiful, 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. Although the two men never met, Whitman often saw 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 recording includes the poem “O Captain! My Captain!” and an excerpt from “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” as well as brief bios of Lincoln and Whitman, a timeline of Civil War events, endnotes, and a bibliography.