The Calculus of Violence
Airdate: Dec 21, 2018 @ 03:30 PM CST
Bjorn Skaptason talks with Aaron Sheehan-Dean, about his book, The Calculus of Violence. This books examines demonstrates that this notoriously bloody war could have been much worse.
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Aaron-Sheehan Dean, The Calculus of Violence, 1st ed., Signed
Shiloh, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg―tens of thousands of soldiers died on these iconic Civil War battlefields, and throughout the South civilians suffered terrible cruelty. At least three-quarters of a million lives were lost during the American Civil War. Given its seemingly indiscriminate mass destruction, this conflict is often thought of as the first “total war.” But Aaron … Continue reading Aaron-Sheehan Dean, The Calculus of Violence, 1st ed., Signed$35.00 buy this item
Hosts Daniel Weinberg and Bjorn Skaptason
Daniel R. Weinberg, is president of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. The shop has an international reputation as experts in the buying, selling, appraisal and authentication of historical, literary, artistic, and museum properties etc., since 1938. He is also the founder of the Author’s Voice®; interactive platforms\ designed to bring the experience of a book signing to any device in any place across the world. Daniel is co-author of Lincoln’s Assassins: Their Trial and Execution and he has lectured extensively on the subject. He has appeared on both C-Span and the History Channel.
Bjorn Skaptason holds a M.A. in history from Loyola University Chicago.
He has published essays on Ambrose Bierce at Shiloh for the Ambrose Bierce Project Journal, on the United States Colored Troops in the campaign and battle of Brice’s Crossroads for the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, and in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society on The Chicago Light Artillery. A dealer in antiquarian books, Bjorn produces and guest hosts A House Divided for Author’s Voice®, a live book discussion program streamed from Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc. in Chicago.
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