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Ric Burns and Drew Faust talk Civil War

Harvard’s Drew Gilpin Faust with documentary filmmaker Ric Burns.
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Harvard’s Drew Gilpin Faust with documentary filmmaker Ric Burns.

Documentary filmmaker Ric Burns sat down with Harvard president Drew Gilpin Faust the other night to talk about “Death and the Civil War,” his documentary based on Faust’s 2008 book, “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War.” The event at Cochran Chapel at Phillips Academy was sponsored in part by the Andover Historical Society’s “Lest We Forget” program.

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