In the popular imagination, Civil War disability is virtually synonymous with amputation. But war affects the body in countless ways, many of them understudied by historians. In Bodies in Blue, Sarah Handley-Cousins expands and complicates our understanding of wartime disability by examining a variety of bodies and ailments, ranging from the temporary to the chronic, from disease to injury, and encompassing both physical and mental conditions. Sh...
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- Bodies in Blue is a important book that anyone interested in the war or injured soldiers should read. It is well researched and well written.
- The author's painstaking research and attention to detail is obvious in the writing of this book. There were many facts that I only discovered after reading this!