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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.
I saw the PBS documentary first. I was so impressed with the subject and theme, I wanted to read the actual source. Amazing research. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Linda C. Banister
'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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Nick Miller
Gift for a civil war buff. He was very pleased to get it.Published 2 months ago by Colleen R. Welch
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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Hilary Carlson
One of the many books I have read on the Civil War era, this one brought to light many things that other books either lightly skimmed over, or completely left out. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gregory A Swank