9780307594082

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

Guelzo, Allen C.

ISBN 10: 0307594084 / 0-307-59408-4
ISBN 13: 9780307594082
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 2013
Binding: Hardcover
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From the acclaimed Civil War historian, a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account we have had—of the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863), which draws the reader into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced the greatest battle of the Civil War, and one of the greatest in human history.

Of the half-dozen full-length histories of the battle of Gettysburg written over the last century, none dives down so closely to the experience of the individual soldier, or looks so closely at the sway of politics over military decisions, or places the battle so firmly in the context of nineteenth-century military practice. Allen C. Guelzo shows us the face, the sights, and the sounds of nineteenth-century combat: the lay of the land, the fences and the stone walls, the gunpowder clouds that hampered movement and vision; the armies that caroused, foraged, kidnapped, sang, and were so filthy they could be smelled before they could be seen; the head-swimming difficulties of marshaling massive numbers of poorly trained soldiers, plus thousands of animals and wagons, with no better means of communication than those of Caesar and Alexander.

What emerges is an untold story, from the trapped and terrified civilians in Gettysburg’s cellars to the insolent attitude of artillerymen, from the taste of gunpowder cartridges torn with the teeth to the sounds of marching columns, their tin cups clanking like an anvil chorus. Guelzo depicts the battle with unprecedented clarity, evoking a world where disoriented soldiers and officers wheel nearly blindly through woods and fields toward their clash, even as poetry and hymns spring to their minds with ease in the midst of carnage. Rebel soldiers look to march on Philadelphia and even New York, while the Union struggles to repel what will be the final invasion of the North. One hundred and fifty years later, the cornerstone battle of the Civil War comes vividly to life as a national epic, inspiring both horror and admiration.


 

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Book Description: Alfred A. Knopf, Borzoi Books, Random House, Inc., New York, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New hardcover, stated 1st edition, 1st issue (May 2012), new unclipped mylar-protected jacket w/ new edges & corners & orig. $35.00 price at top right inside front flyleaf, immaculate text-block exterior w/ smooth-cut top & bottom edges & cut-page-style side-edging, handsome new cover w/ library-durable blue linen wrapping spine & extending 1.50" onto front & back panels covered in excellent gray paper w/ new edges & corners & w/ titles handsomely gold-stamped on spine, new sewn binding w/ tight signatures & blue & white-checked cloth-bands at spine-caps, immaculate white end-papers, pristine interior handsomely printed in Adobe Garamond on excellent paper, superb presentation of end-notes & other scholarly apparatus * Acknowledgments (xi), Prologue (3), Epilogue (475), Notes (483), Index (601) * 39 b-w maps by Robert Bull * Two 8 pp. inserts of b-w photos & drawings on matte-gloss laminated paper, after p.170: 22 illus, after p. 330: 24 illus * 6.50" x 9.50" x 1.68", 1.12 kg, xx+632 (652) pp. * From the acclaimed Civil War historian Allen Guekzo, a brilliant new history, the most intimate & richly readable we have, of the climactic 3-day battle of Gettysburg, draws the reader into the heat, smoke & grime of war alongside the ordinary soldier, & depicts the combination of personalities & circumstances that produced the greatest battle of the Civil War, & one of the greatest in human history. Of the half-dozen full-length histories of Gettysburg written over the past century, none so closely depicts the experience of the individual soldier, or looks so closely at the sway of politics over military decisions, or places the battle so firmly in the context of 19th-century military practice. Allen C. Guelzo shows us the face, the sights, & the sounds of 19th-century combat: the lay of the land, the fences & stone walls, the gunpowder clouds that hampered movement & vision; the armies that caroused & sang, foraged & kidnapped, & were so filthy they could be smelled before they could be seen; the head-swimming difficulties of marshalling massive numbers of poorly trained soldiers, plus 1000s of animals & wagons, w/ no better means of communication than those of Caesar & Alexander. From the terrified citizens trapped in Gettysburg's cellars to the insolent attitude of artillerymen, from the taste of tooth-torn gunpowder cartridges to the sounds of marching columns, their tin cups clanking like a chorus of anvils, Guelzo depicts the battle w/ sharp clarity, evoking a world where disoriented soldiers & officers wheel nearly blindly through woods & fields toward mortal clashes even as poetry & hymns spring to their minds in the midst of carnage. More than 150 years later, Guelzo brings the climactic battle vividly to life in all its horror, in all its inspiring courage & devotion. * Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era & Director of Civil War Studies at Gettysburg College, Allen C. Guelzo is the author of many award-winning books, essays & articles. * "Allen Guelzo's deft & scholarly 'Gettysburg: The Last Invasion' is fresh, fascinating, & compellingly provocative . . . a marvelous book . . . to be read & savored." - Jay Winik, author of 'April 1965' * "A panoramic yet astonishingly intimate account that interweaves the drama of battle w/ original, & often provocative, insights into the ways in which topography, weaponry & the politics & personalities of its protagonists shaped events. This is, simply, the best book about Gettysburg that has yet been written. It is hard if not impossible to imagine that there will ever be a better one." - Fergus M. Bordewich, author of 'America's Great Debate' * We custom wrap & package this fine book in a specially cut & fitted multi-walled carton for shipment via USPS Media Mail at no charge (or via USPS Priority Mail for a nominal $8.00 charge) within the United States or to international destinations via USPS First Class Airmail (recommended) or USPS Priority Airmail (at our posted rates). Bookseller Inventory # 006564

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