A dramatic, lyrical and beautifully illustrated book tells the story of how Walt Whitman, one of America?s greatest poets, was inspired by Abraham Lincoln, one of America?s greatest presidents. Includes the poem ?O Captain! My Captain!? and an excerpt from ?When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom?d,? brief biographies of Lincoln and Whitman, a timeline of Civil War events, endnotes and a bibliography.