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"[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.

Review:

"Indeed, while McPherson does the expected fine job of narrating the battle, in a manner suitable for the almost complete tyro in military history, he also skillfully hands out kudos and criticism each time he comes to a memorial....book is a very good thing in a remarkably small package." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning expert on the Civil War (Battle Cry of Freedom), he leads the reader with ease and familiarity through the physical and personal landscape of this turning point in U.S. history. The text is brief but manages to be comprehensive in its overview of the three-day battle-the bloodiest in our history — while including fascinating stories and refuting persistent legends." Library Journal

Synopsis:

As the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans, Gettysburg is one of the nation's most visited sites, attracting countless tourists, military buffs, and students of American history yearly. As a professor at Princeton University, James McPherson regularly conducts tours of the battlefield for students, faculty, and others. In Hallowed Ground, McPherson takes us on one of his tours, with stops at important spots such as Oak Hill, Seminary Ridge, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Hill, and Little Round Top. He reflects on the meaning of the battle in the hearts and minds of Americans, describes the key events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater contexts of American and world history. Along the way, he intersperses stories of his own encounters with the place. Hallowed Ground offers a unique perspective on a place and an event that have done so much to form a nation's character.

Synopsis:

The author takes a tour around one of America's most hallowed battlefields, describing the events and personalities of the bloody three-day 1863 conflict at Gettysburg and shedding light on the significance of the battle.

Synopsis:

“[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. Its no surprise that it is one of the nations 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 nations character.

Synopsis:

McPherson takes us on one of his Gettysburg tours, with stops at important spots. He reflects on the meaning of the battle in the hearts and minds of Americans, describes the key events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater contexts of American and world history.

About the Author

James M. McPherson is a professor of history at Princeton University. He is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, as well as other works on the Civil War, including Ordeal by Fire and Marching Toward Freedom. McPherson's most recent book is Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam.

Table of Contents

Prologue — Map for July 1 — Day one: July 1, 1863 — Map for July 2 — Day two: July 2, 1863 — Map for July 3 — Day three: July 3, 1863 — Epilogue — President Abraham Lincoln's address at the dedication of the Soldier's Cemetery in Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609610237
Author:
Mcpherson, James M.
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Author:
McPherson, James M.
Location:
New York
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - Pennsylvania
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Gettysburg National Military Park
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 18
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Subject:
Gettysburg National Military Park (Pa.)
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
Crown Journeys series
Series Volume:
107-212
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 MAPS
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.68 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 144 pages Crown Publishers - English 9780609610237 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Indeed, while McPherson does the expected fine job of narrating the battle, in a manner suitable for the almost complete tyro in military history, he also skillfully hands out kudos and criticism each time he comes to a memorial....book is a very good thing in a remarkably small package."
"Review" by , "A Pulitzer Prize-winning expert on the Civil War (Battle Cry of Freedom), he leads the reader with ease and familiarity through the physical and personal landscape of this turning point in U.S. history. The text is brief but manages to be comprehensive in its overview of the three-day battle-the bloodiest in our history — while including fascinating stories and refuting persistent legends."
"Synopsis" by , As the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans, Gettysburg is one of the nation's most visited sites, attracting countless tourists, military buffs, and students of American history yearly. As a professor at Princeton University, James McPherson regularly conducts tours of the battlefield for students, faculty, and others. In Hallowed Ground, McPherson takes us on one of his tours, with stops at important spots such as Oak Hill, Seminary Ridge, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Hill, and Little Round Top. He reflects on the meaning of the battle in the hearts and minds of Americans, describes the key events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater contexts of American and world history. Along the way, he intersperses stories of his own encounters with the place. Hallowed Ground offers a unique perspective on a place and an event that have done so much to form a nation's character.
"Synopsis" by , The author takes a tour around one of America's most hallowed battlefields, describing the events and personalities of the bloody three-day 1863 conflict at Gettysburg and shedding light on the significance of the battle.
"Synopsis" by , “[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. Its no surprise that it is one of the nations 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 nations character.

"Synopsis" by , McPherson takes us on one of his Gettysburg tours, with stops at important spots. He reflects on the meaning of the battle in the hearts and minds of Americans, describes the key events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater contexts of American and world history.
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