DON'T HURRY ME DOWN TO HADES:


DON'T HURRY ME DOWN TO HADES:

SUSANNAH URAL    Book Number: 85098    Product format: Paperback

The American Civil War directly affected a far higher proportion of the American population than any other conflict. Quite apart from the 3 million men who enrolled in both armies, there were thousands who participated in brutal guerrilla campaigns and people in the path of the contending forces more often than not had their lives completely changed. Even civilians behind the lines suffered with unpredictable changes to political, economic and familial circumstances as the shifting nature of military fortune left the final outcome in doubt until the very end. For four brutal years families either side of the Mason-Dixon line were forced to endure unimaginable violence and hardship and this book is the story of those families, crafted from their own words. From the Lincolns in Washington, struggling to come to terms with the murder of their son, the President, in the final act of the War to the unknown Loughridges of Texas, separated for months at a time by the wildly fluctuating nature of war and the slave families stuck in the middle, poor and powerless, esteemed Civil War historian Prof. Ural draws upon the diaries and letters of the famous and the ordinary, weaving them into a narrative that transports the reader alongside the husbands and wives, parents and children, soldiers and civilians of both sides in the maelstrom of civil war. From the early successes of the Confederacy to the eventual ascendency of the Union and the infamous denouement in Ford's Theater, here is the American Civil War presented in a way never before attempted. With 32 pages of mono and colour photos, paintings and drawings, 256pp. Paperback.
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ISBN 9781472809100
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