This Republic of Suffering This Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering

Death and the American Civil War (National Book Award Finalist)

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • An "extraordinary ... profoundly moving" history (The New York Times Book Review) of the American Civil War that reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation.

An estiated 750,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be seven and a half million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust describes 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.

With a new introduction by the author, and a new foreword by Mike Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2008
January 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.9
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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