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Description - These Honored Dead by Thomas A. Desjardin

Ever since the guns of Gettysburg fell silent, and Lincoln delivered his famous two-minute speech four months after the battle, the story of this three-day conflict has become an American legend. We remember Gettysburg as, perhaps, the biggest, bloodiest, and most important battle ever fought-the defining conflict in American history. But how much truth is behind the legend?In These Honored Dead , Thomas A. Desjardin, a prominent Civil War historian and a perceptive cultural observer, demonstrates how flawed our knowledge of this enormous event has become, and why. He examines how Americans, for seven score years, have shaped, used, altered, and sanctified our national memory, fashioning the story of Gettysburg as a reflection of, and testimony to, our culture and our nation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306813825
ISBN-10: 0306813823
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas A. Desjardin

Thomas A. Desjardin holds a Ph.D. in American History and has been an archivist and historian for the National Park Service at Gettysburg. He is currently Historic Site Specialist for the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands and is a frequent television commentator on Civil War topics.

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