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The smell of battle, the taste of siege : a sensory history of the Civil War

Author: Mark M Smith
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Historical accounts of major events have almost always relied upon what those who were there witnessed. Nowhere is this truer than in the nerve-shattering chaos of warfare, where sight seems to confer objective truth and acts as the basis of reconstruction. In The Smell of Battle, The Taste of Siege, historian Mark M. Smith considers how all five senses, including sight sound, smell, taste, and touch, shaped the  Read more...
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Smith, Mark M. (Mark Michael), 1968-
Smell of battle, the taste of siege
(DLC) 2014012114
(OCoLC)875741835
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark M Smith
ISBN: 9780199322626 0199322627
OCLC Number: 889812847
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: The sounds of secession --
Eying First Bull Run --
Cornelia Hancock's sense of smell --
Hollowing out Vicksburg --
The Hunley's impact --
Epilogue: Experiencing total war.
Responsibility: Mark M. Smith.

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The Smell of Battle, the Taste of Siege considers how all five senses-sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch-shaped the course, meaning, and content of the Civil War, and explores the impact of the  Read more...

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Historians often ask readers to imagine the intense sights, sounds, and smells of battle. Smith goes one step further and explores how such sensory assaults affect the conduct of war itself. * Read more...

 
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