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The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War
by Aaron Sheehan-Dean
Harvard University Press, 2018
Cloth: 978-0-674-98422-6 | eISBN: 978-0-674-91630-2
Library of Congress Classification E468.S35 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 973.7

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Discarding tidy abstractions about the conduct of war, Aaron Sheehan-Dean shows that the notoriously bloody US Civil War could have been much worse. Despite agonizing debates over Just War and careful differentiation among victims, Americans could not avoid living with the contradictions inherent in a conflict that was both violent and restrained.

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