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A Taste For War: The Culinary History of the Blue and the Gray Hardcover – August 1, 2003

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"[Hardtack was] positively unsuitable fodder for anything that claims to be human...and I think it no exaggeration to say that any intelligent pig possessing the least spark of pride would have considered it a pure insult to have them put into his swill."

About the Author

William C. Davis is director of programs for the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and professor of history at Virginia Tech. He is the author of more than 40 books on Civil War and Southern history, including Battle of Bull Run (0811702022), Orphan Brigade (081171182X), Duel between First Ironclads (0811705366), and Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books; 1 edition (August 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811700186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811700184
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #732,050 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Really fun book. Lots of tasty tidbits of information. Covers North and South very well and fringes into civlian food availability. Gives a good feel for what really happened and why. I would not say it makes me hungry to read it with some of the food choices!! woohoooo. Yummy. It will make your modern food choices seem simply amazing.
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I bought this for a friend who is a re-enactor of the Civil War. He has found this book to be of interest during some of their encampments.
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This book was recommended to me by a Civil War reenactor. I am very pleased with the book (glanced through it) so far. Would be great for any enthusiast of the Civil War or someone who loves cookin.
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Good history of chow during the Civil War along with recipes that we'll be using at reenactments.
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