Books on the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg

Books on the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg

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Title: Gettysburg: The Final Fury

This classic work by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, one of the great historians of the Civil War, takes an incisive look at the turning point of the war, when the great armies of the North and South came to Gettysburg in July 1863. Engaging and authoritative, Catton analyzes the course of events at Gettysburg, clarifying its causes and bringing to life the most famous battle ever fought on American soil. Paying full heed to the human tragedies that occurred, Gettysburg: The Final Fury gives an hour-by-hour account of the three-day battle, from the skirmish that began the engagement, to Pickett’s ill-fated charge. Catton provides context for the fateful decisions made by each army’s commanders, and examines the battle’s military and political consequences, placing it within the larger narrative of the Civil War and American history.

Considered the preeminent historian of the Civil War, Bruce Catton takes an incisive look at the turning point of the war, when the great armies of the North and South came to Gettysburg in July, 1863. Catton analyzes the course of events, paying full heed to the human tragedies that occurred, and examines the military and political consequences of Gettysburg. 48 photographs, illustrations, and maps.

Author(s): Bruce Catton
ISBN 13: 9780345806055
Pages: 128
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Title: The Last Road North

Propelled by the momentum of that supreme moment, confident in the abilities of his men, Lee decided to once more take the fight to the Yankees and launched this army on another invasion of the North.An appointment with destiny awaited in ...
Author(s): Dan Welch
ISBN 13: 9781611212433
Pages: 192
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Title: Gettysburg, Then and Now: Touring the Battlefield with Old Photos, 1863-1889

Author(s): William A. Frassanito
ISBN 13: 9781577470038
Pages: 59
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Title: Gettysburg

Author(s): Stackpole Books (EDT)
ISBN 13: 9780811712187
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Title: Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

“[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.”
—President Abraham Lincoln

James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and arguably the finest Civil War historian in the world, walks us through the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans.

The events that occurred at Gettysburg are etched into our collective memory, as they served to change the course of the Civil War and with it the course of history. More than any other place in the United States, Gettysburg is indeed hallowed ground. It’s no surprise that it is one of the nation’s most visited sites (nearly two million annual visitors), attracting tourists, military buffs, and students of American history.

McPherson, who has led countless tours of Gettysburg over the years, makes stops at Seminary Ridge, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Hill, and Little Round Top, among other key locations. He reflects on the meaning of the battle, describes the events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater context of American and world history. Along the way, he intersperses stories of his own encounters with the place over several decades, as well as debunking several popular myths about the battle itself.

What brought those 165,000 soldiers—75,000 Confederate, 90,000 Union—to Gettysburg? Why did they lock themselves in such a death grip across these once bucolic fields until 11,000 of them were killed or mortally wounded, another 29,000 were wounded and survived, and about 10,000 were “missing”—mostly captured? What was accomplished by all of this carnage? Join James M. McPherson on a walk across this hallowed ground as he be encompasses the depth of meaning and historical impact of a place that helped define the nation’s character.

Author(s): James M. McPherson
ISBN 13: 9780609610237
Pages: 144
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Title: The Killer Angels

Portraits of Lee, Longstreet, and other Civil War leaders are interwoven with historical detail to provide a fictional recreation of the bloody battle at Gettysburg
Author(s): Michael Shaara
ISBN 13: 9780345348104
Pages: 355
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Title: The Battle of Gettysburg

Author(s): Frank Aretas Haskell
ISBN 13: 9781582187228
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Title: Gettysburg

A masterful, single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign.

Drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to official military records of the war, Stephen W. Sears's Gettysburg is a remarkable and dramatic account of the legendary campaign. He takes particular care in his study of the battle's leaders and offers detailed analyses of their strategies and tactics, depicting both General Meade's heroic performance in his first week of army command and General Lee's role in the agonizing failure of the Confederate army. With characteristic style and insight, Sears brings the epic tale of the battle in Pennsylvania vividly to life.

Author(s): Stephen W. Sears
ISBN 13: 9780618485383
Pages: 640
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Title: A Field Guide to Gettysburg

Author(s): Carol Reardon
ISBN 13: 9780807835258
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Title: Gettysburg: A Testing of Courage

America's Civil War raged for more than four years, but it is the three days of fighting in the Pennsylvania countryside in July 1863 that continues to fascinate, appall, and inspire new generations with its unparalleled saga of sacrifice and courage. From Chancellorsville, where General Robert E. Lee launched his high-risk campaign into the North, to the Confederates' last daring and ultimately-doomed act, forever known as Pickett's Charge, the battle of Gettysburg gave the Union army a victory that turned back the boldest and perhaps greatest chance for a Southern nation.

Now acclaimed historian Noah Andre Trudeau brings the most up-to-date research available to a brilliant, sweeping, and comprehensive history of the battle of Gettysburg that sheds fresh light on virtually every aspect of it. Deftly balancing his own narrative style with revealing firsthand accounts, Trudeau brings this engrossing human tale to life as never before.

Author(s): Noah Andre Trudeau
ISBN 13: 9780060931865
Pages: 720
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Title: Gettysburg

Author(s): Allen Guelzo
ISBN 13: 9780307740694
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Title: Gettysburg

When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be winning the Civil War. But Gettysburg was a turning point. After three bloody days of fighting, the Union finally won the battle. Inspired by the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history.

Describes the bloodiest engagement of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg, and its impact on the people in that part of Pennsylvania.

Author(s): MacKinlay Kantor
ISBN 13: 9780394891811
Pages: 151
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Title: Dont Give an Inch

In Don't Give an Inch: The Second Day at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, Emerging Civil War historians Chris Mackowski and Daniel T. Davis peel back the layers to share both the real and often-overlooked stories of that fateful summer day.
Author(s): Chris Mackowski Professor Daniel Davis Jr.
ISBN 13: 9781611212297
Pages: ooks#volumes"
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Title: Picketts Charge

"Pickett s Charge" is a detailed analysis of one of the most iconic and defining events in American history. This book presents a much-needed fresh look, including the unvarnished truths and ugly realities, about the unforgettable story.
Author(s): Phillip Thomas Tucker
ISBN 13: 9781634507967
Pages: 456
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Title: What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?

Author(s): O'Connor, Jim/ Mantha,
ISBN 13: 9780448462868
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