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Love And Lust: Private And Amorous Letters Of The Civil War

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Tens of thousands of Civil War letters still exist, mostly asking about family health, and telling of long marches, sore feet, bad food, diarrhea, malaria, and the occasional battle. Largely lost are those letters telling of physical love, of the private moments of amorous life. Yet some letters have survived, speaking vividly and unashamedly of pre-war passionate embraces ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published October 8th 2009 by BookSurge Publishing
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It is as I thought. In spite of what all those teeth-gnashing, breast-beating prudes say about the sin and corruption in modern society, books like these verify my theory that people have ALWAYS been filthy-minded, lazy and generally less than ideal. Thomas Lowry has a good track record for his writings about the quirkier aspects of Civil War history, and this book is more of the same. Another of his that I want to check out is The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell: Sex in the Civil War.
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Thomas P. Lowry is a retired psychiatrist and associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco. He is the author of Curmudgeons, Drunkards, and Outright Fools: Courts-Martial of Civil War Union Colonels, available in a Bison Books edition, and The Story the Soldiers Wouldn’t Tell: Sex in the Civil War.
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