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Gettysburg Heroes by Glenn W. LaFantasie
Book DescriptionThe Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. In these essays, Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during the war and after. The battle of Gettysburg is the thread that ties these Civil War lives together. Gettysburg was a personal turning point, though each person was affected differently. Largely biographical in its approach, the book captures the human drama of the war and shows how this group of individuals-including Abraham Lincoln, James Longstreet, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, William C. Oates, and others-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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253350718
(5983mm x 3971mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Glenn W. LaFantasie
Gettysburg Requiem, Paperback (December 2007)» View all books by Glenn W. LaFantasie
William C. Oates is best remembered as the Confederate officer defeated at Gettysburgs Little Round Top, losing a golden opportunity to turn the Union's flank and win the war. Now, LaFantasie has written his gripping biography, an evocative story of Southern life before, during, and after the Civil War, based on exclusive access of family archives.
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Author Biography - Glenn W. LaFantasie
Glenn W. LaFantasie is Richard Frockt Family Professor of Civil War History at Western Kentucky University. He is author of Twilight at Little Round Top and Gettysburg Requiem: The Life of William C. Oates. He lives in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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