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THIS REPUBLIC OF SUFFERING Death and the American Civil War

by | Read by Lorna Raver

History • 11 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

One in five combatants in the Civil War died, and the author examines all the conceivable causes and consequences surrounding those deaths. Surprisingly, more soldiers died of disease than from their wounds. Lorna Raver's deep voice sometimes takes on a masculine gruffness to quote men talking, and sometimes she speaks as a female character she needs to assume. Her reserved manner fits the somber topic, and her unhurried pace allows listeners to assimilate every word. With great versatility she bounces from describing the mourning garments of nineteenth-century widows to reciting the contemporary poetry of Emily Dickinson. Raver's best moments come as she reads the letters of worried relatives seeking knowledge of the status and whereabouts of soldiers they fear may be dead. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2008]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-3344-9 $29.95 • Ten CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audiobooks • 2008

CD ISBN 9781433233425 $90.00 • Ten CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781433233456 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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