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David S. Reynolds
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David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at the Graduate Center and Baruch College of the City University of New York. He is the author of Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Ambassador Book Award and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other books include Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville (winner of the Christian Gauss Award and Honorable Mention for the John Hope Franklin Prize), Whitman: A Very Short Introduction, George Lippard, and Faith in Fiction: The Emergence... Read More

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John Brown, Abolitionist
The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
Written by David S. Reynolds


Format: Trade Paperback, 594 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2006
Price: $18.95

An authoritative new examination of John Brown and his deep impact on American history.

Bancroft Prize-winning cultural historian David S. Reynolds presents an informative and richly considered new exploration of the paradox of a man steeped in the Bible but more than willing to kill for his abolitionist cause. Reynolds locates Brown... Read more >
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John Brown, Abolitionist
The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights
Written by David S. Reynolds


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 29, 2009
Price: $14.99

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Walt Whitman's America
A Cultural Biography
Written by David S. Reynolds


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 19, 1996
Price: $22.00

Winner of the Bancroft Prize
Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award

In his poetry Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Walt Whitman's America
A Cultural Biography
Written by David S. Reynolds


Format: eBook, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $16.99

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