Tuesday, August 13, 2019
A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
Thomas Fleming’s richly detailed and eminently readable account of events leading up to the Civil War, A Disease in the Public Mind (2013), is like a complex melodrama, populated by an intriguing assortment of heroes, villains, victims and plenty of surprises—some of which are very disturbing. Loaded with provocative insights, this book is a well-argued answer to that persistent question: Why did Americans fight the Civil War?
Continue reading my America Magazine review via this link.