Summer's Bloodiest Days: The Battle of Gettysburg as Told from All Sides

3.88 avg rating
( 17 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781426307065: Summer's Bloodiest Days: The Battle of Gettysburg as Told from All Sides

Timed for the Civil War anniversary in 2011, this book powerfully illustrates a true turning point in American history. Gettysburg expert Jennifer Weber tells the story of the momentous battle through the voices of those who were there, a unique approach that makes this title stand out from all others.
Gripping eyewitness accounts, archival photographs, and dramatic artwork combine with the latest research to portray the Battle of Gettysburg from all sides—Yankees and Rebels, officers and foot soldiers, men and women, townspeople and outside observers. Through their eyes, today’s students get a real sense of how a chance meeting on a dusty road exploded into three days of intense combat. Maps specially created by National Geographic cartographers help us follow all the action of the vicious and complex battle, during which more than 50,000 people were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner. Names such as Little Round Top, the Peach Orchard, and Pickett’s Charge take on new meaning as young readers learn about the incredible sacrifices made—often by people still in their teens.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jennifer Weber is a native of California who worked for several years in her home state as a journalist and political aide. Her principal interest is the Civil War, especially the seams where political, social, and military history come together. Her book Copperheads, about antiwar Democrats in the Civil War North, was published in 2006. Dr. Weber is co-director of the Hall Center's seminar on Peace, War, and Global Change. In addition to her work at the University of Kansas, she serves on the advisory panel for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. Summer's Bloodiest Days is her first book for National Geographic

From School Library Journal:

Gr 4-7–Pulling readers headlong into the sights, sounds, and smells of the battle at Gettysburg, Weber paints a picture, rich in descriptive detail, of terrifying encounters, exhausted soldiers, and tedious waiting mixed with chaos and confusion. She outlines how this decisive showdown was actually more happenstance than strategy, and how General Lee's defeat here, while it did not end the war, put him and the Southern army on the defensive for the next two years, never allowing them to gain back an advantage. While the three-day battle is described chronologically, the author begins with Lincoln's famous address at the dedication of the memorial cemetery and then provides some context for the war, its causes, and basic highlights up until those fateful days in early July. The narration is occasionally confusing as it hops between the Northern and Southern perspectives as well as explaining troop movements, various commanders, regiments, and locations in and around Gettysburg. The text is interspersed with bits of first-person accounts, original photographs, and reprints of flyers and other primary-source material that make it an invaluable resource for students and teachers. A detailed time line, websites, and a bibliography are useful additions. Font sizes for captions and sidebars are small, which can be distracting, but overall this is an attractive, informative account of an important American event.–Jody Kopple, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jennifer Weber
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97814263070650000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

WEBER, JENNIFER
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1426307063

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Weber, Jennifer
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VQ-9781426307065

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jennifer Weber, James M. McPherson
Published by National Geographic Society, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description National Geographic Society, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 239 x 198 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Summer s Bloodiest Days combines gripping eyewitness accounts, archival photographs, and dramatic artwork with the latest scholarly research to tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg from all sides - Yankee and Rebel officers and soldiers, townspeople, outside observers, and more. Through their eyes readers will get a real sense of how a chance meeting on a dusty road exploded into three days of intense combat. More than 50,000 people were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner and this marked the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Maps specially created by National Geographic cartographers help readers follow all the action of this complex battle. Names such as Little Round Top, the Peach Orchard, and Pickett s Charge take on new meaning as readers learn about the incredible sacrifices made - often by people still in their teens. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9781426307065

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Weber, Jennifer
Published by National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description National Geographic Children's Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1426307063 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132117699

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jennifer Weber, James M. McPherson
Published by National Geographic Society, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description National Geographic Society, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 239 x 198 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Summer s Bloodiest Days combines gripping eyewitness accounts, archival photographs, and dramatic artwork with the latest scholarly research to tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg from all sides - Yankee and Rebel officers and soldiers, townspeople, outside observers, and more. Through their eyes readers will get a real sense of how a chance meeting on a dusty road exploded into three days of intense combat. More than 50,000 people were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner and this marked the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Maps specially created by National Geographic cartographers help readers follow all the action of this complex battle. Names such as Little Round Top, the Peach Orchard, and Pickett s Charge take on new meaning as readers learn about the incredible sacrifices made - often by people still in their teens. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9781426307065

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jennifer Weber, James M. McPherson
Published by National Geographic Society, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description National Geographic Society, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 239 x 198 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Summer s Bloodiest Days combines gripping eyewitness accounts, archival photographs, and dramatic artwork with the latest scholarly research to tell the story of the Battle of Gettysburg from all sides - Yankee and Rebel officers and soldiers, townspeople, outside observers, and more. Through their eyes readers will get a real sense of how a chance meeting on a dusty road exploded into three days of intense combat. More than 50,000 people were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner and this marked the beginning of the end for the Confederacy. Maps specially created by National Geographic cartographers help readers follow all the action of this complex battle. Names such as Little Round Top, the Peach Orchard, and Pickett s Charge take on new meaning as readers learn about the incredible sacrifices made - often by people still in their teens. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781426307065

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Weber, Jennifer; McPherson, James M [Foreword]
Published by National Geographic Children's Books (2010)
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description National Geographic Children's Books, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781426307065

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Jennifer Weber
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 1426307063BNA

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jennifer Weber
ISBN 10: 1426307063 ISBN 13: 9781426307065
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97814263070651.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book