The president of Harvard University presents this innovative study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and consequences of death in the face of the unprecedented slaughter of the Civil War. 56 illustrations.The president of Harvard University presents this innovative study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and consequences of death in the face of the unprecedented slaughter of the Civil War. 56 illustrations.Read Less
Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1410408310. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, in bright pictorial boards. As new, no signs of use. 644 pages, some illustrations in the text, notes.
This book is a quick read. The writing is clear, concise and wonderful. The stories of the families are intense and profound.
It is a wonderful read, very sad at times and well worth the time.
I loved this book and have already sent this along to my sister for her enjoyment.
Jan 29, 2009
Getting here from there
With particular focus on the American "way of death" in the 19th Century, and especially the Civil War, Professor Faust examines in fascinating detail how much of what we do and feel about death evolved.
It may be hard to put down.
Jan 22, 2009
This was an extremely detailed, well-written book, depicting the extensive losses, the country's first experience with a tragedy of such magnitude, and the array of responses that shaped the continued journey of the nation.
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