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Posted January 14, 2002
George Stewart did his homework.
Stewart's point: if Pickett's Charge was the turning point of the Battle of Gettysberg, and the Battle of Gettysberg was the turning point of the Civil War, and the Civil War was the turning point of American history ... well, you guessed it. This ill-advised final attack on the angle of Cemetery Ridge brought out the best and worst in both armies. Up til July 4th, 1863, Lee's men had been cruising through the war, whipping the Army of the Potomac in battle after battle. But George Meade, if anything, could defend a position, and he had the right men in the right place at the right time. Stewart's lavish research, delightful literary style, and terrific understanding of strategies and tactics of the Civil War results in a book that makes fascinating reading, whether or not you're a Civil War buff.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.