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Gettysburg 1863: Campaign of Endless Echoes (Signed)

Richard Wheeler

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ISBN 10: 0452281393 / ISBN 13: 9780452281394
Published by A Plume Book, 1999
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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This is a solid and square soft cover Trade Paperback Civil War book in Near Fine condition inscribed by Richard Wheeler. c1999, First Edition, First Printing. It has a clean & bright cover with nice edges. The spine is smooth and the pages are tight & bright & unmarked. 302 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 013776

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Title: Gettysburg 1863: Campaign of Endless Echoes ...

Publisher: A Plume Book

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Drawing on a lifetime of research and knowledge, Civil War historian Richard Wheeler caps his career with this masterful account of the bloodiest battle--as well as the single-most important--of the Civil War. By interweaving the stories of actual soldiers and civilians with the technical details of the battle, Wheeler provides a distinguished work of historic literature that re-creates the infamous Gettysburg battle as experienced by those who fought in it and witnessed it first-hand. Illustrated by a dozen original maps and more than one hundred line drawings depicting scenes and portraits of the period, <i>Gettysburg 1863</i> gives today's readers a fresh and unique look at one of the most significant events in American history.


A sign near Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, once announced: &quot;All persons using firearms in these grounds will be prosecuted with the utmost rigor of the law.&quot; These words assumed an unanticipated irony in July 1863, when Union and Confederate forces clashed nearby in what veteran author Richard Wheeler describes as &quot;one of the most significant military events in history.&quot; Telling little details like this are what make Wheeler's account of the events surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg so riveting. He has written a popular story about people and places, rather than a dry chronicle recording the minutiae of troop movements and tactical choices. Readers who have studied the battle elsewhere will find themselves on familiar terrain here, but all will agree that <i>Gettysburg 1863</i> is a fine introduction to these momentous events. Wheeler allows characters, such as Robert E. Lee and Ambrose Burnside, to drive his narrative, and the pages are full of contemporary illustrations. He also does more than merely cover the three days of fighting at Gettysburg. Wheeler begins by describing the aftermath of Chancellorsville, and more than half the book expires before readers finally arrive at Gettysburg. When they do, they discover an engaging account of the action, and one that includes the roles played by the town's noncombatant citizens. In all, <i>Gettysburg 1863</i> is an excellent overview of a much-covered subject. <i>--John J. Miller</i>

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