This Republic of Suffering

Death and the American Civil War
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Author(s): Drew Gilpin Faust
Original Publish Date: Jan 08, 2008
Product Number: EB00169734
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307268587
Publisher: Vintage
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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.

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Author(s): Drew Gilpin Faust
Narrator(s): Lorna Raver
Genre: History
Product Number Z100094485
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483051444

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