E–pub Living Hell

  • Hardcover
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  • Living Hell
  • Michael C.C. Adams
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  • 19 December 2020
  • 9781421412214

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Living Hell Free download ´ 7 On on Union Military Failure in the East 1861–1865This excellent and provocative work concludes with a chapter suggesting how the image of Southern military superiority endured in spite of defeat Civil War HistoryAdams's imaginative connections between culture and combat provide a forceful reminder that Civil War military history belongs not in an encapsulated realm with its own categories and arcane language but at the center of the study of the intellectual social and psychological currents that prevailed in the mid nineteenth century Journal of American HistoryPraise for The Best War Ever America and World War IIAdams has a real gift for efficiently explaining complex historical problems Reviews in American HistoryNot only is this mythologizing bad history says Adams it is dangerous as well Surrounding the war with an aura of nostalgia both fosters the delusion that war can cure our social ills and makes us strong again and weakens confidence in our ability to act effectively in our own time Journal of Military Histor. This is a very well written book that thoroughly explores the lasting conseuences of the American Civil War on the soldiers involved and the civilians of both the North and South It clearly states the devastating effects of war and seeks to dispel any notion of war as a Glorious Adventure Michael Adams succeeds in fully illustrating General Sherman s comment that war is hell

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Living Hell Free download ´ 7 Rast between the expectations of recruits versus the realities of communal living the enormous problems of dirt and exposure poor diet malnutrition and disease He describes the slaughter produced by close order combat the difficulties of cleaning up the battlefields where tens of thousands of dead and wounded often lay in an area of only a few suare miles and the resulting psychological damage survivors experiencedDrawing extensively on letters and memoirs of individual soldiers Adams assembles vivid accounts of the distress Confederate and Union soldiers faced daily sickness exhaustion hunger devastating injuries and makeshift hospitals where saws were often the medical instrument of choiceInverting Robert E Lee’s famous line about war Adams suggests that too many Americans become fond of war out of ignorance of its terrors Providing a powerful counterpoint to Civil War glorification Living Hell echoes William Tecumseh Sherman’s comment that war is cruelty and cannot be refinedPraise for Our Masters the Rebels A Speculati. A very well written book Adams is an academic historian but he writes likes the best popular historians He knows how to grab your attention and keep it After all history is a story In this case his story reveals the bloody and sordid reality behind martial glory At the book s end Adams is puzzled by how so many of those who survived the horrors of the war could support later military actions the Spanish American War or praise their experience as character building But as Robert E Lee famously said It is well that war is so terrible or we should grow too fond of it

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Living Hell Free download ´ 7 Many Americans argues Michael C C Adams tend to think of the Civil War as glorious less awful than the reality Millions of tourists flock to battlefields each year as vacation destinations their perceptions of the war often shaped by reenactors who work hard for verisimilitude but who cannot ultimately simulate mutilation madness chronic disease advanced physical decay In Living Hell Adams tries a different tack clustering the voices of myriad actual participants on the firing line or in the hospital ward to create a virtual historical reenactmentPerhaps because the United States has not seen conventional war on its own soil since 1865 the collective memory of its horror has faded so that we have sanitized and romanticized even the experience of the Civil War Neither film nor reenactment can fully capture the hard truth of the four year conflict Living Hell presents a stark portrait of the human costs of the Civil War and gives readers a accurate appreciation of its profound and lasting conseuencesAdams examines the sharp cont. Historian Michael C C Adams stated purpose in writing Living Hell is to remove from the American Civil War the romance and mythology of The Lost Cause if you favor the South as well as the Great Crusade to end slavery if you favor the North and from both sides the view of the war as a grand and glorious affair one that would elevate and ennoble the participants Adams destroys these illusions with page after page of first hand accounts of the people both combatants and civilians who suffered so profoundly from the effects of the war From recruitment and training and daily military life with deaths from exposure malnutrition and disease to actual combat with deaths and wounds from massed artillery fire and rifle bullets over a half inch in diameter to the aftermath of the bloodiest battles ever waged up until that time and the problems of caring for the thousands of wounded and the disposal of thousands of corpses both human and euine and on to the aftermath of the war itself and the way it changed American society forever Adams illustrates just how unprepared and unaware leaders were to wage the first technological war that precipitated death and injuries on a heretofore unprecedented scale One criticism I have is that Adams is proving a point that really needs no further proving He states that his first knowledge of the American Civil War came when he was a boy from the centennial commemorations that romanticized the war and his book is an attempt to refute that romantization But the imaginings of a boy forty years ago are not the same views that educated thoughtful adults now hold of the Civil War In the final chapter Adams concludes his discussion by pointing out that the revulsion and disillusionment that was almost universally felt after the war s end had evaporated by the time the US became embroiled in the war with Spain thirty years later and he suggests that the real lessons of the Civil War didn t stick hence his book But the collective amnesia and romantic patina that colors people s attitudes towards the Civil War aren t restricted to just this one war the revising of a society s attitude towards past wars is present in all wars Take as an example the Vietnam War When the US finally cut its loses and pulled out of Vietnam everyone pretty much agreed that the whole war had been a Really Bad Idea But within the next twenty years the Vietnam War morphed into a Terrible War That Was Nonetheless Necessary to hold back the creeping spread of Communism and help eventually bankrupt the Soviet Union I get the impression that Adams thinks this revision of our national consciousness is somehow uniue to the Civil War but it really isn t By the way for anyone interested in reading an interesting theory as to why this revision happens I recommend Barbara Ehrenreich s Blood Rites Origins and History of the Passions of War The Serpentine Cave in the hospital ward to create a virtual historical reenactmentPerhaps because the United States has not seen conventional war on The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps New Poems its own soil since 1865 the collective memory of A Mrs Miracle Christmas its horror has faded so that we have sanitized and romanticized even the experience of the Civil War Neither film nor reenactment can fully capture the hard truth of the four year conflict Living Hell presents a stark portrait of the human costs of the Civil War and gives readers a accurate appreciation of The Poison Garden its profound and lasting conseuencesAdams examines the sharp cont. 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