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Fanny & Joshua: The Enigmatic Lives of Frances Caroline Adams and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
by Diane Monroe Smith (Goodreads Author)
Joshua Chamberlain has fascinated historians and readers ever since his service in the Civil War caused his commanding officers to sit up and take notice when the young professor was on the field. What makes a man a gifted soldier and natural leader? In this compelling book, Diane Monroe Smith argues that finding the answer requires a consideration of Chamberlain s entire ...more
ebook, 432 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by University Press of New England
(first published January 1st 2013)
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I was very happy to find a newer edition of this book. This is absolutely my favorite book of all time. Smith paints a very human picture of the Chamberlain family and tears down the ivory tower complex built up around Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. The best part is Fanny Chamberlain is given the attention she deserves as a human being, not just a footnote in history.