Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Vintage Civil War Library)

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Vintage Civil War Library)


Winner of the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in army History

An Economist Best ebook of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews top Nonfiction booklet of the Year

The conflict of Gettysburg has been written approximately at size and carefully dissected when it comes to strategic significance, yet by no means earlier than has a e-book taken readers so just about the adventure of the person soldier.

Two-time Lincoln Prize winner Allen C. Guelzo exhibits us the face, the attractions and the sounds of nineteenth-century wrestle: the stone partitions and gunpowder clouds of Pickett’s cost; the explanation that the military of Northern Virginia can be smelled earlier than it may be noticeable; the march of hundreds of thousands of fellows from the banks of the Rappahannock in Virginia to the Pennsylvania hills. What emerges is a formerly untold tale of military existence within the Civil battle: from the non-public politics roiling the Union and accomplice officer ranks, to the atypical personality of artillery devices. via such scrutiny, one in every of history’s epic battles is given terribly brilliant new existence.

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