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I highly recommend the book to serious readers of Civil War history.
Written by Drew Gilpin Faust, the president of Harvard, this book examines the ways in which Civil War deaths had an impact on society, both military and civilian.
I found this book to be very interesting & informative & very well written.
'It used to be said that in the old wars fought by the Irish clans that they had an agreement. I don't know if this is true, but I love the idea, that no matter how much they... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Scrapple8
Well written and fascinating as well as terrifying. I am struck with just how shocked the country was at the casualties - so unprepared for the carnage mentally or physically - how... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Judith
Great insight into to what turned out to be a nation changing event, not just the Civil War, but the the effects of the tremendous number of dead or missing on the families that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nick Miller
This is a fascinating and essential book for truly understanding the Civil War. I first must caution that this book is not for readers who are unfamiliar with the Civil War. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bradley Nelson
Beginning with a very particular topic--the numerous dead and unidentified in the Civil War--and then speculating on ways that reality changed American values, Drew Gilpin Faust... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hilary Carlson
This book is very well researched and written in an easy-to-read format for a nonfiction book. The author realistically tells the story of the horror of death, mutilation and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kathy Bayer
Dr Faust approaches the civil war through a different path for those interested in the war. I will start by saying that our generation of people cannot and should not put our... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mac-T
This is a grim topic, obviously, but added significantly to my understanding of the mindset of the time of the civil war. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dennis Maloon