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The Nature of Sacrifice: A Biography of Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., 1835-64

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Charles Russell Lowell, Jr., led a brief, intense life. Born in 1835 to a Boston family that for more than a century was a guiding force in the history of New England, Lowell died in 1864 at the battle of Cedar Creek, mortally wounded during the crucial Union victory there.

The Nature of Sacrifice offers a lively history of abolitionist Boston and of Lowell's remarkable fam
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Hardcover, 560 pages
Published April 13th 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Fascinating biography of a principled young man caught up in the nation's cataclysm in the 1860's. Ms. Bundy writes in a riveting style which captured my attention until I completed the book.
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