Gettysburg

Gettysburg

The Last Invasion

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From the acclaimed Civil War historian, and coinciding with 150th anniversary of the legendary battle: a brilliant new history--the most intimate and richly readable account we have had--that draws the reader into the muck and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts, as never before, the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced one of the great battles of all time.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307594082
0307594084
Branch Call Number: 973.7349 GUELZ
Characteristics: xix, 632 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso

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Jul 15, 2019

Guelzo seeks to tell the story of Gettysburg and debunk what he feels are inaccuracies that have permeated the history of that battle. No, it wasn't Jeb Stuart's fault. No, Joshua Chamberlain was not the sole hero of Little Round Top--he wasn't even the primary hero; etc. I'm no historian, so can't judge the validity of his arguments, except to say that the reasoning he presents sounds good. The book is highly readable. And in the final chapter, the author soars.

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