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|Posted: Sat Mar 15th, 2008 04:12 am||
|This is not a successful book.
Save your money and your time... just read a review.
Republic of Suffering has been garnering lots of excessively fawning reviews everywhere, though deserving of none of it.
Like the Civil War itself, there was certainly an air of inevitability about “This Republic of Suffering” by Drew Gilpin Faust. The almost universally shocking devastation and death wrought by the Civil War fundamentally changed the character of American society and how Americans (and former Rebels) understood their relationship with government and with one another. Dr. Faust has undertaken this ambitious project of documenting “death” in the Civil War. Interested readers and students of the War can applaud the attempt while mourning her myriad failures.
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