The First Battle for the High Ground, July 1, 1863
By (author) Steven H. Newton
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McPherson's Ridge by Steven H. Newton
Book DescriptionThe opening engagement of the battle of Gettysburg was crucial in determining the outcome of the battle three days later. In what is often seen as the Civil War's Waterloo, the early contest for the wooded McPherson's Ridge is considered by many to be the battle's most crucial stage.Da Capo's new "Battleground America" series offers a unique approach to the battles and battlefields of America. Each book in the series highlights a small American battlefield-sometimes a small portion of a much larger battlefield-and tells the story of the brave soldiers who fought there. Using soldiers' memoirs, letters and diaries, as well as contemporary illustrations, the human ordeal of battle comes to life on the page.All of the units, important individuals, and actions of each engagement on the battlefield are described in a clear and concise narrative. Detailed maps complement the text and illustrate small unit action at each stage of the battle. Then-and-now photographs tie the dramatic events of the past to the modern battlefield site and highlight the importance of terrain in battle. The present-day historical site of the battle is described in detail with suggestions for touring.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306811722
(216mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Steven H. Newton
Panzer Operations, Paperback (January 2005)
A significant postwar memoir written by one of Germany's best field commanders and a brilliant panzer tank general.
Kursk, Hardback (March 2003)» View all books by Steven H. Newton
Firsthand accounts of the German commanders who planned and executed the largest tank battle in history
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Author Biography - Steven H. Newton
Steven H. Newton is Professor of History at Delaware State University. His previous books on World War II include Kursk: The German View and Retreat from Leningrad.
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