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Upon the Altar of the Nation by Harry S. Stout
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Nov 17, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfic
Read in September, 2011

This was the first Civil War history I have ever read and I was surprised by 1) the unquenchable thirst for blood evidenced by the actions of both sides 2) the enthusiasm for the war expressed by "men of God/peace" and 3) the total devotion to the cause of each side when other men from the same area sometimes were diametrically opposed.

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