As a Civil War student, I consider this book to be the best out there on Gettysburg.
While his writing style can be somewhat slow at times, he knows his material very well, and does a good job of relaying the information to the reader.
Coddington's book has traditionally been held as the single best volume on Gettysburg.
Very complete study of the commanders involved in Gettysburg battle. Perhaps a better description would be "an exhaustive" account of Union and Confederate officers and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J R
this was given as a gift...however I scanned the book and enjoyed what I could read...gift receiver has raved about itPublished 11 months ago by Robert J. Thume
If you want the real deal this is it. This book is used as the study material for the test given to the tour guides. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Deweydf
As a beginning student of the battle I am appreciative of this work. It brings the conflicts of command into focus while rendering a an excellent overview of the entire campaign.Published 16 months ago by Steady_01
Despite at least three one volume studies in the past decade (Sears, Trudeau, and Guelzo) this one is still the best. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ipy
I have been interested in the topic since studying it at West Point over 60 years ago. This has far more detail than we were exposed to back then. Read morePublished 16 months ago by William C. Hayden
This is the book that I measure all other ACW books by. Coddington puts the battle in context simply and objectively as a part of a larger campaign. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Gary Strombo
I gave this as a gift, and it was exactly what she wanted, she had hoped to get it and she didPublished 20 months ago by Ladyhawk261