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The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War by James "Bud" Robertson. Edited by Neil Kagan. James Robertson, whose weekly talks about little-known people and events of the Civil War aired for 15 years on National Public Radio, brings history to life here in a collection of true stories revealing the human struggles and personal dramas that took place as great events unfolded. He tells us, for example, how 11-year-old Grace Bedell changed the face of history by urging President-elect Abraham Lincoln to grow a beard and how the pious and abstemious Stonewall Jackson once astonished his men by becoming noticeably drunk. Six thematic chapters explore the conflict: The Human Side of War; The Life of Soldiers; Resources, Resolve, & Ingenuity; A War of Firsts; Warriors, Poets, & Scoundrels; and Aftermath. More than 475 photographs, sketches, relics, and mementos--many of them published here for the first time--highlight the episodes in this remarkable collection. Hardcover, 351 pages.