The Experiences of Civil War Soldiers In Several Parts

by Brett Schulte on May 27, 2008 · 1 comment

I’ve been meaning to offer up a review of The View from the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers for quite a long time now, but it was one of those books which has managed to stay near the top of my “to be read” list without ever actually getting read…until now.  Edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, the book contains nine essays all tied together by the theme of the experience of common soldiers, hence the title of the book.  Look for a multi-part series of blog entries in the coming weeks, mainly on the weekends.  I hope to do “mini-reviews” of several essays at a time, probably three to an entry if all goes well.  In all likelihood these will probably be summaries of the positions taken by each author on their chosen subjects.  Let me know if you’ve read this one, and if so, what you thought.  I’d especially like to see some feedback in the actual entries themselves.  Special thanks goes to the University Press of Kentucky.

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