Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cosmic America: Book Pick of the Week

Want to learn all about 19th century Americans' ideas of a "good" death? Want to know what these same folks do when they are faced with the deaths of 620,000 young men - who die far from home and family?

Today I am reading a mighty fine book: This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War. It is the latest from Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University, prominent Civil War historian, and a person with whom I sometimes agree.



1 comment:

  1. Hi! Just saw your 'blog plug' on the Historic Gettysburg Facebook page and thought I'd take a look. I am reading this book right NOW, and I love it! It gives such important insight into how soldiers and civilians dealt with all aspects of death and dying during this unprecedented time. I'm going to add your blog to my 'follow' list...I have a blog here, too, but there's not much in it yet. Still, feel free to visit. -Jennifer-