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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, Mech, 2003
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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. xiv, 226 p. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. From Wikipedia: "William Charles Davis (born 1946) is professor of history at Virginia Tech and Director of Programs at that school's Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. Davis has twice been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He has written more than 40 books on the War and other aspects of early Southern U.S. history. He is the only three-time winner of the Jefferson Davis Prize for Confederate history and was awarded the Jules F. Landry Award for Southern history. Davis earned Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts (History, 1969) degrees from Sonoma State University. For many years he was editor and publisher of Civil War Times Illustrated. Davis's expertise on Southern history has made him a valued consultant. He was awarded the Sonoma State University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1993. He is a past president of the National Historical Society. Davis is a professor at Virginia Tech, and serves as director of programs for the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies." Very good. Pencil erasure residue on t-p. Previous owners embossed stamps on t-p. First edition. First Edition [stated]. First printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 69798

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

Publisher: Stackpole Books, Mech

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

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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