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on June 1, 2014
The first person perspective makes you feel like you were there at the battle. I would highly recommend this book to those who enjoy reading historical novels.
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on June 11, 2012
If you only read one book about the Civil War, this is the one. The author wrote his only novel, a Pulitzer Prize winner, and promptly died. There is nobility in that acheivement. And what an acheivement.

This book, though based on the facts on the ground at Gettysburg, takes us into a very human story. We get to see how heroism manifests, and the unlikely places it comes from. Dedication and folly go hand in hand to produce disasters like Pickett's Charge, and we are part of it as it unfolds - walking out of those trees into the light of day and into a hell-fire of a march across a mile of cannon and rifle shot.

On the other hand, the same dedication and folly produces triumphs for the ages like the crazy bayonet charge led by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain that held the Union flank and probably turned the whole tide and outcome of the war. Chamberlain was a Professor before the war, a man of letters and peace, and we get to observe the transformation, as his dedication and loyalty turns him into a warrior, a hero, and a maker of history. Brilliant story. And the underlying facts are all true.

I have given this book as a gift a number of times, and it has become the favorite book of several of them.
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on August 13, 2016
What a wonderful book that makes you feel you know the individuals and well as learning insight into strategy and management, which appears to be good and bad.
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on October 3, 2015
I became deeply involved in the details and horrors of this important few days of battle. This readable account feels accurate and educates without moralizing.
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on September 18, 2014
Excellent historical novel about the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. It illustrates the importance of strategic vision as well as tactical courage.
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on August 24, 2014
An amazing book. Not only was it well written, but at the end of the book you find out exactly what happened to the men involved in the battle of Gettysburg.
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on August 17, 2014
Everything it was billed to be. What a great way to learn about the history of Gettysburg. This book is a must read for anyone interested in civil war history.
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on June 24, 2014
It is a splendid work, but so incredibly painful to read! There will forever be deep scars in our collective psyches ...perhaps in time, they will pass away...
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on August 28, 2015
Language, flow, art -- how could anyone come up with such beautiful massive paragraphs? At once inspiring and humbling -- and irresistible from first to last.
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on June 13, 2014
Shipping and Handling was great. Came home safe and sound.

I love this book. It gave me a new perspective into what the Civil War was really about.
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