"Misfit" wrote:I liked it as well and I'm not a LMA fan. Not because I don't like her, just because I never read her. Or if I did in my childhood I've forgotten about it.
Not sure you would like Alcott that wrote for children. Her adult novels and short stories are more gothic, more wild and more tragic. Typical Gothic stuff. Pretty ladies, castles, drug crazed people.
A lot of people really don't have an understanding of the American Civil War until they read books like this. When I was doing my research I was shocked that most doctors only went to school for a few weeks or months. They were out in a year. They never looked at bodies. They didn't know using dirty knives were bad. And often if someone got shot in the leg instead of taking otu the bullet they'd take the leg.
Thats why I enjoyed this story. It does a great job of showing the horrors the men faced.