My Enemy, My Brother: Men and Days of Gettysburg

My Enemy, My Brother: Men and Days of Gettysburg

by Joseph Persico
     
 

In July 1863 the invading Army of Northern Virginia, confident from its victory at Chancellorsville, unexpectedly encountered the Army of the Potomac, still without a general Lincoln could trust, at a small town in Pennsylvania. And there, among the verdant hills, rich fields, and sparkling brooks around Gettysburg, the two armies slaughtered each other in fearful

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In July 1863 the invading Army of Northern Virginia, confident from its victory at Chancellorsville, unexpectedly encountered the Army of the Potomac, still without a general Lincoln could trust, at a small town in Pennsylvania. And there, among the verdant hills, rich fields, and sparkling brooks around Gettysburg, the two armies slaughtered each other in fearful numbers. My Enemy, My Brother is a remarkable re-creation of that battle, told not as military strategists have told it, but the way soldiers, doctors, shopkeepers, farmers, and wives lived it. Drawn from the letters, diaries, and memoirs of the people at Gettysburg, Persico's powerful work chronicles the passions and beliefs, the day-to-day routines, the pain and the terror of those caught up in the epic conflict that, for thousands, became their last role on earth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671821951
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
08/28/1978

Meet the Author

Joseph E. Persico is the author of many acclaimed books, including Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial, Piercing the Reich, and Edward R. Murrow, and has collaborated with Colin Powell on the general's memoir, My American Journey.

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