Gettysburg

Gettysburg

The Paintings of Mort Künstler ; Text by James M. McPherson

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and a celebrated Civil War artist combine talents to provide a stunning visual account of the landmark battle that changed the course of American history and its participants. TV tie-in. 30,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In July 1863, as the Confederate army approached the crossroads village of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the prospect of victory for the South appeared bright. With morale low among the Union army in the wake of a succession of defeats, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Army Commander Robert E. Lee saw an opportunity to win a decisive battle on Union soil. After three bloody days, however, one-third of Lee's army had been killed or wounded, and Lee was forced to retreat to Virginia. This major loss, considered to be the Civil War's turning point, became the first of many Union victories that ultimately led to Appomattox and complete Confederate defeat.
With dramatic text and pictures, Gettysburg humanizes this crucial battle: the thoughts, emotions, and actions of the men who commanded, fought, and died there. As Abraham Lincoln said four months after the battle, those who died at Gettysburg gave their last full measure of devotion that the nation might experience a new birth of freedom. This is the story of those brave men.

Baker
& Taylor

An historian and a Civil War artist combine talents to provide a visual account of the landmark battle that changed the course of American history

Publisher: Atlanta : Turner Publishing, [1993]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9781878685797
1878685791
Branch Call Number: 973.7349 KUNST
Characteristics: 128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: McPherson, James M.
Alternative Title: Gettysburg
Notes: "Companion to the major motion picture Gettysburg"--Dust jacket

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