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Muskets & Applejack : Spirits, Soldiers, and the Civil War (Hardcover) (Mark Will-Weber)

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"I wish some of you would tell me the brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals."
- President Abraham Lincoln, when confronted about General Ulysses Grant's excessive drinking.

Blood, gunfire, and whiskey: they are the three things that defined Civil War battlefields. In this fascinating, booze-drenched history of the war that almost tore America apart, historian Mark Will-Weber (author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt) weaves together lighthearted stories of drunken generals and out-of-control soldiers with the gritty reality of battlefields where whiskey was the only medicine-and sometimes the only food.

Muskets and Applejack paints a full, complex picture of the surprisingly large role alcohol played in the Civil War: how it helped heal physical and emotional wounds, form friendships, and cause strife. Interspersed between stories from the battlefield are authentic recipes of soldiers' favorite drinks-from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.
Number of Pages: 282
Genre: History, Cooking + Food + Wine, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Regnery Pub
Author: Mark Will-Weber
Language: English
Street Date: September 5, 2017
TCIN: 52776241
UPC: 9781621575092
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-7653
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