A Field Guide to Gettysburg: Experiencing the Battlefield Through Its History, Places, and People

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In this lively guide to the Gettysburg battlefield, Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler invite readers to participate in a tour of this hallowed ground. Ideal for carrying on trips through the park as well as for the armchair historian, this book includes comprehensive maps and deft descriptions of the action that situate visitors in time and place. Crisp narratives introduce key figures and events, and eye-opening vignettes help readers more fully comprehend the import of what happened and why. A wide variety of contemporary and postwar source materials offer colorful stories and present interesting interpretations that have shaped--or reshaped--our understanding of Gettysburg today.Each stop addresses the following: What happened here? Who fought here? Who commanded here? Who fell here? Who lived here? How did participants remember this event?
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ISBN-13: 9780807835258
ISBN-10: 0807835250
Pagini: 454
Dimensiuni: 154 x 229 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.75 kg
Editura: University of North Carolina Press
Locul publicării: Chapel Hill, NC, United States


"Not only describes the tactical fighting, but captures in brief biographies and personal accounts the human tragedy that befell both soldiers and civilians."--Jeffry D. Wert, author of "A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee's Triumph, 1862-1863"
"This new "Field Guide" is the best to appear on this subject in recent years. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."--"Choice"

"An attractive presentation--beautiful color photos and handsomely laid-out text--partners with a wealth of information on individuals, troop movements, and skirmishes, amounting to an indispensable guide to a major event in American history."--"Booklist"

"The new standard for Gettysburg battlefield guides. . . . Terrific for those who want more and do not have a professional tour or staff ride leader to take them around the field."--"Civil War Monitor"

""A Field Guide to Gettysburg" is well illustrated. . . . Even if you don't visit the battlefield, this guide will lead you through the events that took place there, step by step, battle by battle. . . .It makes you feel that the tour guide is talking to you, not that you're just reading a book."--"Tennessee Libraries"

"The most helpful book in understanding the field of battle at Gettysburg. . . . A superb and surprising addition to the library of Gettysburg books, valuable for the novice, the ardent Civil War buff, and the scholar alike."--"Civil War Book Review"

"I would wholeheartedly endorse that serious battlefield trampers give Reardon and Vossler's guide a trial run in the field. . . . There's also more than enough material inside the book for satisfactory home reading."--"Civil War Books and Authors"

"An extremely useful resource for making one's way intelligently across the battleground as well as a stirring account of the battle and its varied meanings in the past and present. . . . This unique book enables all readers to better comprehend the places, events, and memories that make up the battle of Gettysburg. As such, no matter how limited or extensive one's Civil War library, it deserves a special place on the shelf."--"Civil War Monitor"

"[The authors'] easy familiarity with the terrain, the historical facts of the battle, and eye-opening local anecdotes make the guide a valuable companion for first-time visitors, veteran battlefield trampers, as well as armchair explorers."--"The Civil War Round Table-District of Columbia"

"The authors have gone far beyond [a battlefield guide]. . . . An excellent source for Civil War buffs and anyone interested in the history and locale of Gettysburg."--"Library Journal" 2013 Best Reference Book

"Reardon and Vossler's in-depth knowledge of the battle translates to an informative and even moving battlefield history."--"The North Carolina Historical Review"
"For a useful and informative guide on the list of many people's favorite battle of the war, one cannot go wrong with this latest entry under the heading of battlefield touring. The book is recommended."--"The Journal of America's Military Past"