A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War by Thomas Fleming

A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War

byThomas Fleming

Paperback | June 3, 2014

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In this riveting, character-driven history, one of our most respected historians traces the diseases in the public mind—the distortions of reality—that destroyed George Washington's vision of a united America and inflicted the tragedy that still divide's the nation's soul.

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Thomas Fleming is a distinguished historian and author of more than fifty books. A frequent guest on PBS, A&E, and the History Channel, Fleming has contributed articles to American Heritage, MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, and many other magazines. He lives in New York City.
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Title:A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306822954

ISBN - 13:9780306822957

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New York Journal of Books, 5/7/13“Do we really need another book about the Civil War? Mr. Fleming makes a solid, compelling case in the affirmative. His narrative weaves new threads through this seminal event in American history. Through his exposition of largely ignored events he affords us a clearer, much more succinct picture of antebellum AmericaFleming's scholarship digs further into the prevailing Southern and Northern attitudes and mores of the period to draw into sharper relief the more widespread concerns, political and public, behind the Civil WarCertainly this book will provoke controversy of some manner, but we can ill afford to take as gospel truth what has typically been passed off as general historyA Disease in the Public Mind is not simply a thoughtful read, it is another call never to forget our sordid past, to face and conquer our fears.”Wall Street Journal, 5/25/13“A great deal of fine scholarshipMr. Fleming more than supports his argumentsWell-researched and well-written[A] superbly revisionist book.”American History, August 2013“Thoughtful and provocativeThe prewar arc of divisive national self-destruction he describes looks eerily, unhappily familiar today.”