Gettysburg Heroes by Glenn W. LaFantasie
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Gettysburg Heroes
By Glenn W. LaFantasie

Gettysburg Heroes

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Gettysburg Heroes by Glenn W. LaFantasie

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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780253350718
ISBN-10: 0253350719
Format: Hardback
(5983mm x 3971mm x 22mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 5-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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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