5.0 out of 5 stars — War’s Costs at the Family Level

A great read. Follow the story of the Hite family in the foothills of the Shenandoah from colonial Virginia thru the Civil War. While generally chronicling the history of the family through five generations, the author focuses on the impact of the Civil War on that history. Thru its main title, “War’s Cost,” Dr. Betit leads the reader to think beyond the Hite family to the impact of the Civil War, and all wars, on the families who fight in them and whose trajectory thru the future is affected by them. A good scholarly work that is well worth the read.