Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Battle of Gettysburg: 150th Anniversary Tribute book

Fought over the course of three days, July 1-3 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. It was the bloodiest battle fought on American soil and it is said that visitors to the Battlefields of Gettysburg can still feel the presence of fallen soldiers. For Civil War history buffs this year will be an exciting time, as the 150th anniversary of this battle will be celebrated in grand style.

While many will travel to the hollowed grounds, for this special celebration that begins next week, many will not have the opportunity. “Gettysburg: Turning Point of the Civil War” written by the writers at Time, offers a plethora of information about America’s most historic battle.

The book takes readers through an hour-by-hour timeline, including a chapter for each of the three days of the battle. It contains maps, first-person accounts, and biographies of the commanding officers. The photographs and pictures, including a six-panel insert of Paul Philippoteaux’s Gettysburg Cyclorama depicting “Pickett’s Charge” places the reader at the battle. The book is a priceless treasure and is available online at Amazon ($21.78 hardcover, $9.99 Kindle) and major bookstores in the U.S. including Barnes and Noble.

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