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The Resource Living hell : the dark side of the Civil War, Michael C. C. Adams

Living hell : the dark side of the Civil War, Michael C. C. Adams

Label
Living hell : the dark side of the Civil War
Title
Living hell
Title remainder
the dark side of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Michael C. C. Adams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many Americans, argues Michael C. C. Adams, tend to think of the Civil War as more glorious, less awful, than the reality. Millions of tourists flock to battlefields each year as vacation destinations, their perceptions of the war often shaped by reenactors who work hard for verisimilitude but who cannot ultimately simulate mutilation, madness, chronic disease, advanced physical decay. In Living Hell, Adams tries a different tack, clustering the voices of myriad actual participants on the firing line or in the hospital ward to create a virtual historical reenactment. Perhaps because the United States has not seen conventional war on its own soil since 1865, the collective memory of its horror has faded, so that we have sanitized and romanticized even the experience of the Civil War. Neither film nor reenactment can fully capture the hard truth of the four-year conflict. Living Hell presents a stark portrait of the human costs of the Civil War and gives readers a more accurate appreciation of its profound and lasting consequences
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Michael C. C.
Dewey number
973.7/1
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.A34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and society
  • War casualties
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Living hell : the dark side of the Civil War, Michael C. C. Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening: Jim Conklin and General Sherman -- Gone for a soldier -- On the march -- Close-order combat -- Clearing the battlefield -- The edge of sanity -- Deprivations and dislocations -- Invasions and violations -- State of the union -- Closing: General Lee and the gray ladies
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9781421412214
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013021123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky256092929
  • (OCoLC)849822409
  • 880603
Label
Living hell : the dark side of the Civil War, Michael C. C. Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Opening: Jim Conklin and General Sherman -- Gone for a soldier -- On the march -- Close-order combat -- Clearing the battlefield -- The edge of sanity -- Deprivations and dislocations -- Invasions and violations -- State of the union -- Closing: General Lee and the gray ladies
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 292 pages
Isbn
9781421412214
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013021123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky256092929
  • (OCoLC)849822409
  • 880603

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