Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg

Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg

by John Hough Jr.
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Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg by John Hough Jr.

John Hough’s superbly readable historical novel, the revealing coming-of-age story of two young brothers fighting in the civil War, evokes the hardships and camaraderie of ordinary soldiers and civilians set against the bloody drama of the battle of Gettysburg.

• Brilliant characters: raised by their abolitionist father on martha’s Vineyard, eighteen-year-old Luke and sixteenyear- old Thomas Chandler volunteer for the union. They join the Army of the Potomac in Virginia and take part in the long march north in June, 1863, to intercept General Lee. Luke writes home to rose, their black Cape Verdean housekeeper, with whom he shares a secret that Thomas discovers on the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg. The truth enrages Thomas and causes a rift between the brothers. When the battle is over, only one will survive.

• A classic in the making: Seen the Glory re-creates the Civil War experience as vividly as the classic novel The Killer Angels. The soldiers of the storied 20th massachusetts regiment, the sullen Southerners they march past, the hopeful freedmen and worried slaves, the terrified residents of Gettysburg, the battle-hardened Confederate soldiers are all rendered with brilliant realism and historical accuracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416589655
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

John Hough, Jr. grew up in Falmouth, Massachusetts and now lives on Martha’s Vineyard. His grandfather and his father edited the Falmouth Enterprise and his great-uncle was for many years the editor of the Vineyard Gazette. Hough is the author of four previous novels, including The Last Summer, and three works of nonfiction.

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Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well researched with gritty detail, but more depth in the developement of the two main characters, brothers Luke and Tom, should have been included.
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macinfo More than 1 year ago
Engaging story with an original plot line-not your same old Gettsburg story with the usual focus on the same characters. Hough takes a different path to the Battle through the eyes of two Northern "grunts" with adventures and viewpoints on slavery galore. You will readily identify with the many characters and the situations they face at this critical time in America's histiory.
maggiesaunt More than 1 year ago
It was with a certain degree of skepticism that I ordered this book. The publisher's review said it was "on a par with THE KILLER ANGELS" and as a voracious reader of all thing Gettysburg, and the author of a book for teachers about how to use THE KILLER ANGELS in the classroom, I expected to be entertained but disappointed. Not the case. The content is well researched and presented factually, the characters engaging and realistic, and the outcome satisfying. While some Civil War tomes are pedantic -- even works of fiction -- this is masterfully "readable." The style never lags or becomes cumbersome and the "dialect" is spot-on. It arrived on a Thursday and I had finished it -- for the first time -- on Saturday. The harsh realities of the soldier's life are not glossed over, nor is the horror of actual battle. When it comes out in paperback, I would seriously consider it as the "Civil War novel" on alternate years with THE KILLER ANGELS. It certainly beats out RED BADGE OF COURAGE for readability.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I checked "Seen the Glory" out from the library. The Civil War is one of my favorite subjects, and it is impossible to write a novel of the war and not cover much trodden ground. The focus of the novel, fortunately, is not another retelling of the history of the war, but rather the personal struggles of the main characters. Very compelling reading.