The Gettysburg Nobody Knows by Gabor S. Boritt

The Gettysburg Nobody Knows

EditorGabor S. Boritt

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Gabor Boritt has invited nine leading authorities to shed new light on the greatest battle in our history, focusing in particular on the unknown, the controversial, and what might have been. What did the battle do to the people of Gettysburg? What is behind the rise of Joshua Chamberlain tothe status of the Hero of the Battle? How did the common soldiers influence the battle? Readers are treated to a fresh account of Pickett's Charge from the rarely-described perspective of the Union soldiers, and to careful new analyses of the battlefield actions of General Ewell and General DanielSickles. And throughout the volume, there is much vivid writing, such as a stirring account of the moment when General Winfield Scott Hancock ordered the First Minnesota to "take those colors," sending the Minnesotans into a struggle that would cost most of them their lives but would help save theday for the Union. Offering the insights of America's eminent Civil War scholars, The Gettysburg Nobody Knows provides a marvelously informative reconsideration of this epic event.

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Gabor Boritt is Director of the Civil War Institute and Fluher Professor at Gettysburg College. He has written or edited numerous volumes on the Civil War era, including Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream, Why the Confederacy Lost, and Why the Civil War Came.
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Title:The Gettysburg Nobody KnowsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.31 × 7.91 × 0.71 inPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195129067

ISBN - 13:9780195129069

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"These historians, all eminent in the Civil War field, extract what can be positively know about the tactics of the actual battle and the strategy that led up to it. Astute appraisals that should exert definite appeal on buffs."--Booklist