Victory at Gettysburg

Victory at Gettysburg

Glenn W. LaFantasie, edited by Glenn W. LaFantasie. An Excerpt from Gettysburg Heroes
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/21/2013
ISBN: 978-0-253-01193-0
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The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during the war. As a turning point in the war, Gettysburg had a different effect on each person.Victory at Gettysburg captures the human drama of the war and shows how this group of individuals endured or succumbed to the war and, willingly or unwillingly, influenced its outcome. At the same time, it shows how the war shaped the lives of these individuals, putting them through ordeals they never dreamed they would face or survive. The battle of Gettysburg is the thread that ties these Civil War lives together.

Author Bio

Glenn W. LaFantasie is author of Twilight at Little Round Top; Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of William C. Oates; and Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground (IUP, 2008).


“Examining the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during the Civil War, this engaging book captures the human drama of the war.”

“Glenn LaFantasie is one of the finest writers in the field of Civil War history. His prose is accessible, pleasurable to read, and always insightful and provocative . . . this book should excite a lot of interest.”
 — Joan Waugh, editor of The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture

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Table of Contents

1. Mr. Lincoln's Victory at Gettysburg
2. Lincoln and the Gettysburg Awakening
3. Memories at Little Round Top
4. Ike and Monty Take Gettysburg
5. The Many Meanings of Gettysburg
6 Feeling the Past at Gettysburg

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