Battle-pieces and Aspects of the War

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Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1866 - Reconstruction - 272 pages
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After publishing five novels, some of which flourished and others that floundered, Melville turned his pen to poetry. Melville based his Civil War poems on firsthand experience, and rather than glorify battle, he depicts the horrors and the waste of it. Read full review

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