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For such a grim topic, this was a truly enjoyable read. Author Drew Gilpin does a marvelous job of demonstrating the way that America's response to the Civil War reflected the... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Deborah Sprenger
Have only made time to read the introduction and part of first chapter. The focus on death, even so learnedly framed and evocatively written, is nearly overwhelming.Published 23 days ago by Thomas C. Bartlett
“This Republic of Suffering” by Drew Gilpin Faust is a profound meditation on our country’s response to mass deaths during the Civil War. Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Jamakaya
This is a remarkable perspective on the Civil War, one of the most original books about this much-documented subject I have ever read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Hurdelbrink
Really well written and fascinating read. Bought this for a class, but may need to regift this. While the topic is incredibly dark, the writing is incredibly engaging.Published 2 months ago by Neku
Death on such a scale was not imagined by Americans during the Civil War. Grief was never on such a scale. Shaken faith was never on such a scale. Read morePublished 3 months ago by wanderingwordeye