The Last Invasion
Allen C. Guelzo
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Winner of the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History
An Economist Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
The Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, but never before has a book taken readers so close to the experience of the individual soldier.
Two-time Lincoln Prize winner Allen C. Guelzo shows us the face, the sights and the sounds of nineteenth-century combat: the stone walls and gunpowder clouds of Pickett’s Charge; the reason that the Army of Northern Virginia could be smelled before it could be seen; the march of thousands of men from the banks of the Rappahannock in Virginia to the Pennsylvania hills. What emerges is a previously untold story of army life in the Civil War: from the personal politics roiling the Union and Confederate officer ranks, to the peculiar character of artillery units. Through such scrutiny, one of history’s epic battles is given extraordinarily vivid new life.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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Content,information and details are excellent for the initial plus
Inexcusable problem- duplicate and missing pages.
Gettysburg, The Last Invasion, Allen Guelzo, PhD
It took days for me to read and reread many sections of this riveting history. I purchased several Gettysburg and other area maps to follow in great detail the travel and battles of the war. Hours have been enjoyed searching Wikipedia for more information about the officers, men and Gettysburg residents, Gettysburg
President Janet Riggs and her college family must be very proud of their esteemed faculty member author Doctor Allen Guelzo.
Better then good
I've read a lot of books on Gettysburgh, but found this one to be well above the others, been to the battle field a few times and after reading this book I've come to understand it so much more.
- Category: United States
- Published: May 14, 2013
- Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 672 Pages
- Language: English