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A Taste For War: The Culinary History of the Blue and the Gray

Davis, William C.

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ISBN 10: 0811700186 / ISBN 13: 9780811700184
Published by Stackpole Books, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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First printing. Not only a collection of recipes, this book offers more an account of the role of food and cooking in the lives of Civil War soldiers. Brief photoplate section on coated paper. Chapter Notes included. Recipes arranged by course. Book and DJ near fine, little wear. 226 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 14206

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Title: A Taste For War: The Culinary History of the...

Publisher: Stackpole Books, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition.

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"[Hardtack was] positively unsuitable fodder for anything that claims to be human...and I think it no exaggeration to say that any intelligent pig possessing the least spark of pride would have considered it a pure insult to have them put into his swill." (Wilbur Fisk, Civil War soldier). We know the uniforms they wore, the weapons they carried, and the battles they fought, but what did they eat and, of even greater curiosity, was it any good? Now, for the very first time, the food that fueled the armies of the North and the South and the soldiers' opinions of it--ranging from the sublime to just slime--is front and center in a biting, fascinating look at the Civil War as written by one of its most respected historians. There's even a comprehensive "cookbook" of actual recipes included for those intrepid enough to try a taste of the Civil War.

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William C. Davis is director of programs for the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and professor of history at Virginia Tech. He is the author of more than 40 books on Civil War and Southern history, including Battle of Bull Run (0811702022), Orphan Brigade (081171182X), Duel between First Ironclads (0811705366), and Look Away!: A History of the Confederate States of America.

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