To bring the sweeping story of the Gettysburg Campaign to life, talented contemporary photographers—some dressed in period-authentic uniforms—participated in 150th Civil War reenactment events across the country. The magic of modern digital photography is skillfully combined with rare 1860s personal portraits of soldiers, along with historic photos of the gruesome aftermath of this gigantic 19th century battle. The visual approach is fresh and unprecedented yet the voices from the battle are the heart of this big book. Thousands of pages of original letters, journals and diaries were combed from dozens of historic collections to create a remarkable eyewitness narrative. Here is the soldiers’ story of Gettysburg—in their own words. The lavish production offers a stunning new perspective on the most famous battle of the American Civil War.
|Publisher:||Wild River Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 12.30(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
Thomas R. Pero is the editor and publisher of books that have won international awards for excellence, including multiple gold and silver Benjamin Franklin Awards from the world’s largest association of independent publishers. He writes the “Outdoor Adventures” column for Business Jet Traveler Magazine. He lives near Seattle.