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800 Paces to Hell: Andersonville
by John W. Lynn
Dr. John W. Lynn's remarkable and thorough compilation and annotation brings to life the history, the horrors, and the dissolution of Andersonville Prison. Comprised primarily of hundreds of eye-witness accounts, this book emphasizes the struggles of those who survived their incarceration and of those who did not. Never before in Civil War literature has any book about And ...more
Hardcover, 378 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Sergeant Kirkland's Press
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Hard to say you "liked" a book that is about suffering and horrors. While I think this is an excellent resource that collects a lot of material on this grim subject, the format is a bit hard to get through. First of all, the book is enormous (dimension-wise), so you feel assaulted by the images and information. Reading in small bites, it's almost digestible, but the subject matter doesn't make for good eats. Perhaps that's the intention or the effect the publishers were going for, but it's rathe ...more