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My Hunt After 'The Captain' by Oliver Wendell Holmes

My Hunt After 'The Captain'

by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Unabridged Edition
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2 Hrs. 11 Min.


Holmes describes his frantic search through Civil War torn landscapes for his wounded son, the future Supreme Court Justice. Originally published in The Atlantic Magazine, 1862. Holmes, Sr. (1809 -1894) was an American physician, poet, professor, lecturer, and author. He was regarded by his peers as one of the best writers of the 19th century. His most famous prose works are the "Breakfast Table" series, which began with The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858). He is also recognized as an important medical reformer. (Summary by Atlantic Magazine, Wikipedia, David Wales)

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