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Fanny & Joshua
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Joshua Chamberlain has fascinated historians and readers ever since his service in the Civil War caused his commanding officers to sit up and take notice when the young professor was on the field. What makes a man a gifted soldier and natural leader? In this compelling book, Diane Monroe Smith argues that finding the answer requires a consideration of Chamberlain's entire life, not just his few years on the battlefield. Truly understanding Chamberlain is impossible, Smith maintains, without exploring the life of Joshua's soul mate and wife of almost fifty years, Fanny. In this dual biography, Fanny emerges as a bright, talented woman who kept Professor, General, and then Governor Chamberlain on his toes. But you don't have to take Smith's word for it. Liberally quoting from years of correspondence, the author invites you to judge for yourself.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. 1. The Minister's Daughter
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. 2. The Raising of an Idealist
  2. pp. 10-19
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  1. 3. "If You Could Love Me So"
  2. pp. 20-27
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  1. 4. To a "Land of Strangers"
  2. pp. 28-38
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  1. 5. "Be Sure & Burn This"
  2. pp. 39-51
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  1. 6. "Unless Somebody Cares & Loves Me All the Time"
  2. pp. 52-66
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  1. 7. "Ready to be Married"
  2. pp. 67-78
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  1. 8. "Light & Life"
  2. pp. 79-92
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  1. 9. "As Tho' in a Bad Dream"
  2. pp. 93-106
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  1. 10. "Mightier Things Than Personal Griefs"
  2. pp. 107-121
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  1. 11. "Where Duty Called Me"
  2. pp. 122-143
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  1. 12. "There Can Be No Home without CountryNo Life without Honor"
  2. pp. 144-160
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  1. 13. "Providence Will Both Open & Guide My Way"
  2. pp. 161-173
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  1. 14. "We Have Looked Our Sorrows Fairly in the Face"
  2. pp. 174-188
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  1. 15. "In the Midst of All the Uproar"
  2. pp. 189-201
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  1. 16. "Where Worries Cannot Reach You"
  2. pp. 202-214
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  1. 17. "Old Bowdoin"
  2. pp. 215-227
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  1. 18. "All Doing Good Work in Our Way"
  2. pp. 228-240
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  1. 19 "Counted Out"
  2. pp. 241-254
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  1. 20. "To Transform the Wilderness into a Garden"
  2. pp. 255-268
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  1. 21. "A Blessing Somewhere Yet to be Given & Received"
  2. pp. 269-282
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  1. 22. "An Inextinguishable Instinct to Go Forward"
  2. pp. 283-296
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  1. 23. "No Responsibilities, No Duties"
  2. pp. 297-312
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  1. 24. "We Have Been So Long Spared to Each Other"
  2. pp. 313-328
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  1. 25. "We Pass Now Quickly From Each Other's Sight"
  2. pp. 329-341
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  1. 26. "Looking On & Looking Back"
  2. pp. 342-352
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  1. Endnotes
  2. pp. 353-384
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 385-395
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 396-403
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