Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James M. Mcpherson

Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: February 2009
ISBN: 9780307529756
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$11.99
"[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate-we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract."
-President Abraham Lincoln

James M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and arguably the finest Civil War historian in the world, walks us through the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans.

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.


From the Hardcover edition.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Hallowed Ground ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
3990 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by James M. Mcpherson
The Enigmatic South: Toward Civil War and Its Legacies PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Gaines M. Foster
The Enigmatic South: Toward Civil War and Its Legacies
Gaines M. Foster & Samuel C. Jr. Hyde & Samuel C. Hyde Jr. & James M. Mcpherson & Paul F. Paskoff & John M. Sacher
LSU Press, November 2014
ISBN: 9780807156940
Format: PDF, ePub
List Price: $42.50 Our price: $38.99
Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James M. Mcpherson
Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief
James M. Mcpherson
The Penguin Press, October 2014
ISBN: 9781594204975
Format: ePub
Our price: $5.99
The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James M. Mcpherson
The Struggle for Equality: Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction
James M. Mcpherson
Princeton University Press, October 2014
ISBN: 9780691163901
Format: ePub
List Price: $24.95 Our price: $23.99
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era ePub (Adobe DRM) download by James M. Mcpherson
Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
James M. Mcpherson
ACLS Humanities E-Book, January 2013
ISBN: 9781597409117
Format: ePub
List Price: $9.99 Our price: $7.99