Civil War Soldiers

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Penguin Books, 1997 - History - 274 pages
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Drawing on diaries and letters, the focus of this pioneering study of the Civil War is on the men who fought it, caught up in a conflict whose causes and consequences seemed as complex and contradictory to the soldiers themselves as they do to us. "Fresh insights, startling descriptions and poignant human detail".--"Chicago Tribune".

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While not of battles, this book provides an astounding amount of information based solely on letters from those who served. Their attitudes and emotions show the real people who ended up doing "the ... Read full review

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With a "post-Vietnam'' sensitivity to how combat and military discipline transform common folk into soldiers, Mitchell (American history, Princeton) offers the most original reading of Civil War ... Read full review

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