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Publisher Description

More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation, describing how the survivors managed on a practical level and how a deeply religious culture struggled to reconcile the unprecedented carnage with its belief in a benevolent God. Throughout, the voices of soldiers and their families, of statesmen, generals, preachers, poets, surgeons, nurses, northerners and southerners come together to give us a vivid understanding of the Civil War's most fundamental and widely shared reality.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2008
January 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.6
MB

Customer Reviews

NathanBailey73 ,

Very good and very informative read

The author does a spectacular job of packing so much insightful information into just a few hundred pages. I learned so much about the Civil War by reading this book and have a much greater respect for history overall.

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