Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 12, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
White Heat is the first book to portray the remarkable relationship between America's most beloved poet and the fiery abolitionist who first brought her work to the public.
As the Civil War raged, an unlikely friendship was born between the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a literary figure who ran guns to Kansas and commanded the first Union regiment of black soldiers. When Dickinson sent Higginson four of her poems he realized he had encountered a wholly original genius; their intense correspondence continued for the next quarter century. In White Heat Brenda Wineapple tells an extraordinary story about poetry, politics, and love, one that sheds new light on her subjects and on the roiling America they shared.
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Review: White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth HigginsonUser Review - Caitlin - Goodreads
This book covers the friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. for the most part carried out in letters, with very few visits, this relationship grew strong and lasted until ... Read full review
Review: White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth HigginsonUser Review - Eddy Allen - Goodreads
The first book to portray one of the most remarkable friendships in American letters, that of Emily Dickinson—recluse, poet—and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, minister, literary figure, active ... Read full review
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