Drum-Taps


Read by Expatriate

(4.6 stars; 5 reviews)

Drum Taps is the next collection of poems published by Walt Whitman after his famous Leaves of Grass. This collection is a direct response to Whitman's personal observations of the Civil War, many of which come from his volunteer efforts in wartime hospitals. Despite the miseries of war described, Whitman's poems in Drum Taps assert a steady patriotism in favor of Lincoln's war effort. Interestingly, the 1915 edition used for this reading includes an introduction from the Times Literary Supplement which draws analogies between the Civil War and the current throes of World War I, enlisting Whitman posthumously as a supporter of the Allied campaign against Germany. - Summary by Expatriate (1 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Introduction 23:14 Read by Expatriate
Poems, Part 1 25:05 Read by Expatriate
Poems, Part 2 24:58 Read by Expatriate
Poems, Part 3 22:38 Read by Expatriate

Reviews

(5 stars)

I'm really enjoying expatriate's readings. I've enjoyed several books that I may not have otherwise read. clean, calm and steady. very good for listening to Walt Whitman.

(4 stars)

Well read. Whitman can't be bad.