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The Soldier's Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War

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Bonner's The Soldier's Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War will be a very rewarding experience. The book focuses on the vivid lives of sixteen figures, all of whose wartime writing is located within a single archive. I now doubt, the poet confided after several months among the troops, whether one can get a fair idea of what this war practically is, or what genuine America is, and her character, without some such experience as this I am having. They are all infantrymen; none were commissioned officers. Billy Yank and Johnny Reb are the best known, and at times these are separated by little more than the fact that the first wore blue and the second was dressed in gray. Surprisingly little has been written about Civil War soldier writing as writing. The immediacy of diaries and the intimacy of letters to loved ones accompany the humor of an anonymous cartoonist from Massachusetts, the vivid paintings of Private Henry Berckhoff.

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The Soldier's Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War

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I actually got to spend a week with the Gilder-Lehrman foks at Columbia University and meet the curator of their archives. They are all infantrymen; none were commissioned officers. Multiple perspectives and no two men the same. About this Item: Hill and Wang. About this Item: Hill and Wang, 2006. Yet a communion in person, however bracing, would still not satisfy what might be our deepest urge, which is to gain a vicarious experience of war by hearing soldiers bear witness to the travails they suffered and the satisfactions they gained. The Soldier's Penis a masterpiece of scholarship and, without question, one of the most extraordinary anthologies of Civil War correspondence I have ever read.

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The spine may show signs of wear. The immediacy of diaries and the intimacy of letters to loved ones accompany the humor of an anonymous cartoonist from Massachusetts, the vivid paintings of Private Henry Berckhoff. As Whitman sensed, making a concerted effort to appreciate the parts and to set them in meaningful contexts can result in an increased appreciation of the broader course of American history during the early 1860s. It should not be surprising that the experiences of these men and the cluster of women who surreptitiously entered the armies should be complex or that they would sustain their civilian perspectives by maintaining regular ties with home. Posing questions in collective cannot help blurring the distinct personalities of each fighter and obscuring the living, breathing humans who were inside standardized military uniforms. This acknowledgment instead helps establish the inherent tensions that mark soldier writing and explains why such documents merit careful consideration. This book includes many letters and accounts but Union and Rebel soldiers, but also has too much commentary by the author.

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The Soldier's Pen : Robert E Bonner : 9780809087433

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Not since the 2000 publication of Robert Sneden's paintings and papers in Eye of the Storm has a collection of original Civil War documents so evocatively captured the war. Bonner has done readers a tremendous favor by providing access to previously unpublished material held in the famous Gilder Lehrman Collection and now on deposit at the New York Historical Society , and allowing others the same sense of discovery. For communities to honor defenders of their commonly shared values seems an obvious response. All reproduced for the first time in The Soldier's Pen, the documents and images that Bonner weaves together, providing context and explanation as required, powerfully re-create the day-to-day lives of the soldiers who fought and died for Union and Confederacy. Drawing from the more than 60,000 documents housed in the privately held Gilder Lehrman Collection, Robert E.

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9780809087433

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About this Item: Hill and Wang 2007-10-30, 2007. Another is a free black from Syracuse, New York. Bonner's The Soldier's Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War will be a very rewarding experience. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.

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In many respects, the stories speak for themselves and the authors tries to guide us through in what I thought was a bit too heavy handed approach. Pages and cover are clean and intact. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bonner has movingly reconstructed the experiences of sixteen Civil War soldiers, using their own accounts to knit together a ground-level view of the entire conflict. You'll have to read the book and hunt for it yourself. The other major flaw is the lack of a substantial bibliography apart from detailed catalog records from the Gilder Lehrman Collection.

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The Soldier's Pen (November 14, 2006 edition)

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Not since the 2000 publication of Robert Sneden's paintings and papers in Eye of the Storm has a collection of original Civil War documents so evocatively captured the war. There have been unintended consequences in even the best overviews of soldier experiences, and these reinforce the tendencies of public memorialization. Book is in Used-Good condition. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. About this Item: Hill and Wang.

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The Soldier's Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War

the soldier s pen bonner robert e basker james g

Not since the 2000 publication of Robert Sneden's paintings and papers in Eye of the Storm has a collection of original Civil War documents so evocatively captured the war. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Another is a free black from Syracuse, New York. In seven chapters, he covers the importance of regular correspondence between soldiers and their families, army life, combat, commitment to and disaffection with Union war aims, the fading prospects of the Confederacy, African-American soldiers, and - coming full circle - the importance of surviving letters as family heirlooms and national treasures. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.

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The Soldier's Pen

the soldier s pen bonner robert e basker james g

Summary They are all infantrymen; none were commissioned officers. University Introduction: Glimpses of Many Things Untold The most lasting image of the Civil War soldier emerged during the last third of the nineteenth century, when Americans in the North and the South assured that posterity would remember some three and a half million ordinary fighters. As the title suggest, Robert Bonner uses actual letters from the soldier in the field that were sent home and kept. About this Item: Hill and Wang. There were slim chances of a letter from home being kept by a soldier in the field, under camp conditions. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Another is a free black from Syracuse, New York.

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the soldier s pen bonner robert e basker james g

Not since the 2000 publication of Robert Sneden's paintings and papers in Eye of the Storm has a collection of original Civil War documents so evocatively captured the war. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Six are from slave states, one of whom was a Unionist. The back and forth of an imagined conversation with long-dead troops would surely provide a memorable encounter to anyone now living. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text.

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