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Drew Gilpin Faust

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Drew Gilpin Faust is president of Harvard University, where she also holds the Lincoln Professorship in History. Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study from 2001 to 2007, she came to Harvard after twenty-five years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of five previous books, including Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War, which won the Francis Parkman Prize and the Avery Craven Prize. She and her husband live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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This Republic of Suffering

Written by Drew Gilpin Faust


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $13.99

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This Republic of Suffering
Death and the American Civil War
Written by Drew Gilpin Faust


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $16.95

An illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War.

During the war, approximately 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. An equivalent proportion of today’s population would be six million. This Republic of Suffering explores the impact... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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This Republic of Suffering
Death and the American Civil War
Written by Drew Gilpin Faust


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $29.95

An illuminating study of the American struggle to comprehend the meaning and practicalities of death in the face of the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War.

During the war, approximately 620,000 soldiers lost their lives. An equivalent proportion of today’s population would be six million. This Republic of Suffering explores the impact... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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