Pickett's Charge

Pickett's Charge

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by George Stewart
     
 

This book covers a critical part of the Battle of Gettysburg.  See more details below

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This book covers a critical part of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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"Stewart tells this only too familiar story as if it had never been told before . . . in spite of ourselves, we sit breathless to the end. A splendid and stirring book." The New Yorker
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An intensive (and intense) narrative reconstruction of the events of about 15 hours on July 3, 1863, the pivotal hours of the climactic battle of the Civil War. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395597729
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Edition description:
None
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
1,421,595
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.85(d)

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"Stewart tells this only too familiar story as if it had never been told before . . . in spite of ourselves, we sit breathless to the end. A splendid and stirring book." The New Yorker

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Pickett's Charge: A Microhistory of the Final Attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.