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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (409 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James M. McPherson Narrator: James M. McPherso Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The events that occurred at Gettysburg are etched into our collective memory, as they served to change the course of the Civil War and with it the course of history. More than any other place in the United States, Gettysburg is indeed hallowed ground. It's no surprise that it is one of the nation's most visited sites (nearly two million annual visitors), attracting tourists, military buffs, and students of American history.

McPherson, who has led countless tours of Gettysburg over the years, makes stops at Seminary Ridge, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Hill, and Little Round Top, among other key locations. He reflects on the meaning of the battle, describes the events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater context of American and world history. Along the way, he intersperses stories of his own encounters with the place over several decades, as well as debunking several popular myths about the battle itself.

What brought those 165,000 soldiers - 75,000 Confederate, 90,000 Union - to Gettysburg? Why did they lock themselves in such a death grip across these once bucolic fields until 11,000 of them were killed or mortally wounded, another 29,000 were wounded and survived, and about 10,000 were missing - mostly captured? What was accomplished by all of this carnage? Join James M. McPherson on a walk across this hallowed ground as he be encompasses the depth of meaning and historical impact of a place that helped define the nation's character.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ken French | 2/18/2014

    " Great background for this weekend's trip to Gettysburg. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jim | 1/20/2014

    " Hard to go wrong with McPherson. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ben Dams | 1/13/2014

    " Concise expert walk-through of the Gettysburg battlefield, presented in chronological order - by day of the battle. Great insight and little-known facts also included. Not too militarily technical, as Civil War battle books oftentimes are. This made the book much more readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Corey | 12/29/2013

    " I am going to Segway tour the shit out of Gettysburg one day soon.... "

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