• Muskets & Applejack

  • Spirits, Soldiers, and the Civil War
  • By: Mark Will-Weber
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Arthur
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-05-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"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.
©2017 Mark Will-Weber (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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