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Author: Thomas A. Desjardin Narrator: Lewis Grenville Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781602832459

Publisher Description

Ever since the guns fell silent in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg has emerged as the defining conflict in our nation’s history. American memory has established Gettysburg as the most important, most heroic, most savage battle this nation has ever fought. It has become our Waterloo, our battle of Marathon, our siege of Troy. In this riveting historical reappraisal, esteemed Civil War historian, Thomas A. Desjardin, sets out to examine the truth behind the myth by probing how this battle became legend in American hearts and minds. What emerges from Desjardin’s research is a fascinating biography of a story—the story of Gettysburg—as he highlights how flawed our knowledge of this enormous event is, and how Americans have fashioned the battle as a reflection of, and testimony to, our culture and our nation.

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  • “Lewis Grenville reads this fascinating work with an easy-going style. His voice is comfortable with the text and his delivery clear.”

    - AudioFile
  • “[An] intriguing look at the reliability of many of the assumed truths about the Battle of Gettysburg…Desjardin skillfully illustrates how hazy memories of the fog of battle are gradually codified into accepted fact. An excellent addition to Civil War collections.”

    - Booklist

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a very good history but I found it a little tedious at times, especially after they had finished the amazing and terrible march. Would make a great movie but one that only history buffs would want to see, since it wouldn't end with the crowds cheering. "

    - Bev, 11/3/2010
  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One should read this book before reading Arundel by Kenneth Roberts. It is short and well written and entertaining. "

    - Beakerkin, 8/28/2010
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A wonderful account of the harrowing attack on Quebec by Benedict Arnold during the American Revolution. Bold and fearless in battle and campaign, Arnold was more than his two-dimensional image as a traitor. Above all this is a story of human survival on an unbelievably harsh journey. "

    - Lloyd, 8/12/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I learned that I would probably not have done well on with Arnold's troops. A physically brutal trek, and a solid retelling of the event. "

    - Guy, 5/4/2009

About the Author

THOMAS DESJARDIN is the Historic Site Specialist for the State of Maine. He is the author of Stand Firm, Ye Boys from Maine: The 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign and These Honored Dead: How the Story of Gettysburg Shaped American Memory.

About the Narrator

Lewis Grenville’s extensive theater credits include Camelot, Cabaret, 1776, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar. His other credits include narrator and spokesperson roles in corporate, promotional, and training films for many high profile corporations and government agencies. He has narrated National Geographic’s Puzzles from the Past, and his television credits include One Life to Live.