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Tenting Tonight

(The Civil War)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A gripping, comprehensive account of the Civil War, including eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps. Fully researched, superbly written.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 1984 by Time-life Books, Inc (first published January 1st 1984)
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Eric
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Before memorials to the soldiers who fought in the civil war are removed, consider the word of Gen. Braxton Bragg, reviled by many but clear in the belief that praise of generals was misplaced: "We have had in great measure to trust in the individuality and self reliance of the private soldier. Without the incentive which controls the officer who hopes to live in history; without the hope of reward and actuated only by a sense of duty and patriotism, he has justly judged that this contest was hi ...more
Gerry Dobbs
I've always enjoyed Bud Robertson's writing style. It flows easily with lots of pertinent information. The accompanying photos are quite helpful in keeping the flow going.
Heinz Reinhardt
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Written by a well known scholar of the War Between the States (James I. Robertson), this volume of the Time-Life set gives an overview of the average experience of Civil War soldiers, North and South.
Covering the topics of recruitment and training, diversions and entertainments, medical care (or punishment, considering the state of medical technology of the mid 19th century), the hellish situation of prisoner of war camps, and the test of courage that was the fighting itself.
Replete with perio
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Michael Smith
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’ve long had a fondness for the many series of heavily illustrated works of history published by Time-Life. I was the copyeditor and indexer for several years on one of the series, so I know what kind of research and fact-checking went into them. On top of that, Prof. Robertson of Virginia Tech is an award-winning and very highly regarded author of some two dozen volumes having to do with various aspects of the Civil War, so you know you can’t go wrong. This is primarily a social, not a militar ...more
Daniel Duval
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another good volume.
David Reynolds
Mar 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Again very good
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James I. Robertson Jr. is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech. He published the definitive adult biography of Stonewall Jackson, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, and also wrote Standing Like a Stone Wall for young adults. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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