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Published: 28 October 2014

216 Pages | 16 illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199759989

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An OAH podcast with Mark Smith on the senses of the Civil War

The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege

A Sensory History of the Civil War

Mark M. Smith

  • No other book has looked at the Civil War through the prism of the five senses, or considered their impact on various groups of individuals
  • The engaging accounts from diaries, letters, and journals give readers a first-hand glimpse of the experience of war
  • Smith is widely considered America's leading practitioner of the new and burgeoning field of "sensory history"