Book Club Of The Air: Cold Mountain By Charles Frazier

GUESTS: Mark Grimsley Associate professor of History, Ohio State University Author, "The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians" [Cambridge University Press] Co-editor, "The Collapse of Confederacy" [University of Nebraska Press] Jonathan Shay Psychiatrist Author, "Achilles in Vietnam: Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character" [Simon and Shuster, 1995] The December edition of the Book Club of the Air is a discussion about "Cold Mountain," Charles Frazier's award-winning Civil War novel. Using Homer's "Odyssey" as the central reference, Frazier's tale is about emotional and physical survival after the insanity of war. Make sure you have a copy on hand when you call in to join the Book Club of the Air ... on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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