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Author James Robertson, one of America's most respected Civil War scholars and storytellers whose weekly talks about little-known people and events of the Civil War aired for 15 years on National Public Radio, brings history to life here in a collection of unexpected and true stories revealing the events that took place as great events unfolded. He explores such gripping subjects as the post-battle horrors of the wounded, the destruction of Robert E. Lee's aura of invincibility, and the invention of a new way to ...
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Eyewitness to Gettysburg

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Overview

Author James Robertson, one of America's most respected Civil War scholars and storytellers whose weekly talks about little-known people and events of the Civil War aired for 15 years on National Public Radio, brings history to life here in a collection of unexpected and true stories revealing the events that took place as great events unfolded. He explores such gripping subjects as the post-battle horrors of the wounded, the destruction of Robert E. Lee's aura of invincibility, and the invention of a new way to remove the wounded from the battlefield. In addition, an introductory overview of the Civil War traces the major events of the conflict year by year.
 
Painstakingly researched and deeply personal, this ebook offers a unique reading experience for the millions of Civil War buffs and all those interested in the previously untold stories behind this great chapter in America's past.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426210495
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: National Geographic Shorts
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 524,907
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

JAMES ROBERTSON is one of the most distinguished names in Civil War history. Among numerous books, his biography of Gen."Stonewall" Jackson won eight national awards and was the basis for the mega-movie, "Gods and Generals." Robertson has received every major award in the Civil War field, and is a lecturer of national acclaim.
 
NEIL KAGAN heads Kagan & Associates, a firm specializing in innovative illustrated books. During his career at Time-Life Books he spearheaded multiple historic series.
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