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 Posted: Wed Feb 20th, 2008 01:36 am
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Doc C

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Great book. Not only deals with death during the cw but is timely in our attitudes on the subject in our modern time. Good discussions on the "good death" which most soldiers of that period wished. Also, the question of why death and the presence or absence of an afterlife which Dickenson, Melville agonized about. An interesting portion of her book is the north and souths concern with the burying of their dead with the norths/congresses expenditure of millions for the internment of their dead (establishment of national cemeteries) and none for the south's as a possible reason for continuation of the conflicts between the 2 regions. In conclusion, a very interesting and thought provoking read.

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