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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.
This is an extraordinary book. Faust covers the entire world of Civil War suffering, from the battle wounds to the savage psychiatric turmoil of a citizenry ( mostly Protestants)... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Laura
Excellent detail of a horrific time whose facts keep slipping away from us.Published 1 month ago by J. Rutledge
Interesting take on the mindset of the people to the horrors of the war, covers it with a new perspective.Published 1 month ago by Thomas S. Guild
Full of knowledge about the Civil War. Depressing stories that make you feel bad while you are reading it, but a sign of the times with any war.Published 1 month ago by grannie's grits
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 1 month 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Judith