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|1||The Many Meanings of Gettysburg||1|
|3||The Struggle over Memory||41|
|4||Rascality and Stupidity||61|
|5||The Self-fulfilling Prophecy of John Badger Bachelder||83|
|6||Lost in the Lost Cause||109|
|7||Constructing the Consummate Gettysburg Hero||127|
|8||The World's Largest Collection of Outdoor Sculpture||153|
|9||Where's Buster Kilrain Buried?||177|
Posted April 28, 2009
As a Civil War, especially Gettysburg, fanatic, I missed this book when it first came out and only found it as a listed resource in some other, more recent works. It riveted my attention immediately. Anyone who wants a good, analytical look at how Gettysburg became Gettysburg (!) will enjoy this work. Well-researched and thought-provoking it certainly explains how some accepted "facts" about the battle seem to clash with the remembered realities of those who actually fought it. It belongs in any Gettysburg scholar's library and is exceptionally interesting to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 29, 2008
A great story. Very easy to read. Having just gotten back from a trip with high school teachers to Gettysburg - the reading was fresh, contemporary, and informative. I highly suggest it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 27, 2006
This is one of the most fascinating books about Gettysburg I have ever read. Please read this book to learn more about what went on and how the myths came about! Just terrific....Please, Thomas Desjardin, if you read this....write more and more books of this type! Let the truth be told!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 10, 2003
This is really quite a bombsehll of a book and the author has considerable courage in writing it. It essentially exposes much of what people believe about the battle of Gettysburg as myth. More than that, however, he pulls each legend apart and describes where it came from, revealing how easy it is to shape history in a certain way. You don't have to be a Gettysburg, or even Civil War, nut to enjoy this. It is very well written, entertaining and even funny in places. Not the kind of stodgy old historical book you may be used to.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.