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by Stephen Berry,Amy Taylor,Anya Jabour,Barton A. Myers,Brian Miller,Daniel Sutherland,Diane Sommerville,Emory Thomas,Joan E. Cashin,Kenneth Noe,LeeAnn Whites,Lesley J. Gordon,Megan Nelson,Michael DeGruccio,Michael Fellman,Paul Anderson,Peter Carmichael,Rodney Steward,Steven E. Nash,Andrew Slap

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ISBN: 0820334138
Author: Stephen Berry,Amy Taylor,Anya Jabour,Barton A. Myers,Brian Miller,Daniel Sutherland,Diane Sommerville,Emory Thomas,Joan E. Cashin,Kenneth Noe,LeeAnn Whites,Lesley J. Gordon,Megan Nelson,Michael DeGruccio,Michael Fellman,Paul Anderson,Peter Carmichael,Rodney Steward,Steven E. Nash,Andrew Slap
Language: English
Publisher: University of Georgia Press (October 1, 2011)
Pages: 352
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 247
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Taking a "freakonomics" approach to Civil War studies, each contributor uses a seemingly unusual story, incident, or phenomenon to cast . Here then is not only the grandness of the Civil War but its more than occasional littleness.

Taking a "freakonomics" approach to Civil War studies, each contributor uses a seemingly unusual story, incident, or phenomenon to cast new light on the nature of the war itself. Collectively the essays remind us that war is always about damage, even at its most heroic and even when certain people and things deserve to be damaged. Here are those who profited by the war and those who lost by it-and not just those who lost all save their honor, but those who lost their honor too.

Stephen Berry, Paul Anderson, Peter Carmichael. It is well that war is so terrible," Robert E. Lee reportedly said, "or we would grow too fond of i. The essays collected here make the case that we have grown too fond of it, and therefore we must make the war terÂrible again. Taking a "freakonomics" approach to Civil War studies, each contributor uses a seemingly unusual story, incident, or phenomenon to cast new light on the nature of the war itself.

I learned the profoundest lesson of Civil War history from a dog-eared 1978 translation of The Song of Roland.

According to this youthful Confederate, wartime courtships, especially with soldiers, were just a piece of amusement on both sides, and both men and women casually formed engagements that they had no intention of honoring. I learned the profoundest lesson of Civil War history from a dog-eared 1978 translation of The Song of Roland.

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“It is well that war is so terrible,” Robert E. Lee reportedly said, “or we would grow too fond of it.” The essays collected here make the case that we have grown too fond of it, and therefore we must make the war ter­rible again. Taking a “freakonomics” approach to Civil War studies, each contributor uses a seemingly unusual story, incident, or phenomenon to cast new light on the nature of the war itself. Collectively the essays remind us that war is always about damage, even at its most heroic and even when certain people and things deserve to be damaged.

Here then is not only the grandness of the Civil War but its more than occasional littleness. Here are those who profited by the war and those who lost by it―and not just those who lost all save their honor, but those who lost their honor too. Here are the cowards, the coxcombs, the belles, the deserters, and the scavengers who hung back and so survived, even thrived. Here are dark topics like torture, hunger, and amputation. Here, in short, is war.

Comments:

Centrizius
As the name implies, the book provides a collection of essays that give a rather unusual perspective on the Civil War. Well written and researched, the writers explore the type of questions that might be asked by two drunken frat boys during a history cram. While the topics might be odd, these essays discuss the fringe of war in an engaging manner. Many use their topics to highlight broader impacts to the general population or soldiers, arriving at mainstream topics through the side-door.
Legionstatic
Very interesting pieces. A good fit for my Civil War library. I would like to get copy of the art on the front and back covers.
INwhite
All is good.
Qudanilyr
A summary of the review on StrategyPage.Com:

'In his introduction to these essays, originally presented at symposium in 2009, Prof. Berry (Georgia), who previously gave us House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War, notes that we have heard much about the politics, battles, commanders, and "homesick soldiers and their wives," but "less from soldiers who looted bodies and joyfully blew things up; from men who guiltlessly made money from the war; from madams trafficking in the war's wake; and from African American troops who decided desertion was the better part of valor."

'Each of the essays, by nearly 20 scholars, examines some seemingly trivial subject. So we learn about William Quantrill's adolescent "wife," soldier slang, an historian's encounters with death, hunger in the wartime South, the war's effect on courtship and pre-marital sex, a Kentucky cold snap and its influence on the emancipation of thousands, the origins of the KKK, desertion among black troops, PTSD, and more, even "what if" James A. Whistler had not washed out of West Point. These often give useful insights into the war and its aftermath, and make this book a valuable, informative, and often amusing read.'

For the full review, see StrategyPage.Com
Granigrinn
Stephen Berry and the contributing essayists bring a fresh and much-needed perspective on the often glorified or glossed-over events of the Civil War. Looking past the haze of nostalgia and muted generalization, Weirding the War presents aspects of human behavior during that tumultuous period of history in such a way and with such detail that the reader is often left shocked by the graphic and gritty truth of what transpired in the lives of everyone from Union and Confederate soldiers to freed slaves to the wives of the wounded. Yes, the picture painted is often not a pretty one, but the importance of that picture being complete comes to light as the reader turns the pages and realizes that the Civil War they thought they knew was only a fraction of the truth, a snapshot without complete context. Weirding the War should be essential reading for anyone with even a passing interest in this period in American history.
BroWelm
This is another historical revision that serves only those who know no other information. The A. A. Nofi review was taken at face value. My bad. The cartoon on the front tells all that is inside.
I shall not return this book. It becomes one less in circulation.

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