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    • This Republic of Suffering

    • Death and the American Civil War
    • By: Drew Gilpin Faust
    • Narrated by: Lorna Raver
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113

    During the Civil War, 620,000 soldiers lost their lives - equivalent to six million in today's population. This Republic of Suffering explores the impact of the enormous death toll from material, political, intellectual, and spiritual angles. Drew Gilpin Faust delineates the ways death changed not only individual lives but the life of the nation and describes how a deeply religious culture reconciled the slaughter with its belief in a benevolent God.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a unique civil war perspective

    • By D. Littman on 04-21-08

    Regular price: $20.97