Voices of the Civil War

Voices of the Civil War

by Richard Wheeler
     
 

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Piercing eyewitness accounts of the greatest - and most terrible - experience in the nation's history describe the Civil War on all fronts and through all the battles. Wheeler has captured the voices from the letters and journals of generals, common soldiers and ordinary civilians, all consumed by the monstrous events.

This is the Civil War the way it really was for

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Piercing eyewitness accounts of the greatest - and most terrible - experience in the nation's history describe the Civil War on all fronts and through all the battles. Wheeler has captured the voices from the letters and journals of generals, common soldiers and ordinary civilians, all consumed by the monstrous events.

This is the Civil War the way it really was for a generation of Americans, who went into it with unbelievable innocence and emerged knowing its horrifying magnitude.

"Completely engrossing...impossible to lay down." (Civil War Times Illustrated)

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Eyewitness accounts from men and women who experienced the Civil War make up the narrative of this volume. ``It could hardly be better done,'' PW concluded. ``The extracts are without exception memorable. . . . The story unfolds with immediacy and color, and the reader knows what it was like to march through the countryside and take part in this frightful carnage.'' Illustrated. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452010666
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/1990
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.08(d)

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