TH EDITORS OF STACKPOLE BOOKS ,
Gettysburg: The Story of the Battle with Maps
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From the publishers:
- 70 color maps and insightful text tell the hour-by-hour story of the 3-day Battle of Gettysburg.
- Each map shows the same 3 1/2-by-4 1/2-mile view of the battlefield, allowing the reader to visualize the battle as it developed over the entire area, including key engagements, troop movements and positions, and locations of commanders
Sheds new light on important events such as the first clash west of town on July 1, the fighting for Cemetery Hill, the defense of Little Round Top, Pickett's Charge, and more.
- Crystal-clear maps and narrative make this an ideal introduction for newcomers while the unique approach offers fresh perspectives for those who've read every book on the battle
- A Perfect companion for battlefield visits and armchair-general debates
Place and publisher: Stackpole Books
Date of publication: 2013
Number of pages: 160
This week’s book(s):
Description: From the Publishers: "From Samuel Johnson Prize shortlisted author David Crane, this book is about the Britain that fought the battle of Waterloo – from pauper to painter, poet to prince, soldier to civilian.
Midnight, Sunday, 17 June 1815. There was no town in England that had not sent its soldiers, hardly a household that was not holding its breath, not a family, as Byron put it, that would escape ‘havoc's tender mercies' at Waterloo, and yet at the same time life inevitably went on as normal.
As Wellington's rain-sodden army retreated for the final, decisive battle, men and women in England were still going to the theatre and science lectures, still working in the fields and the factories, still reading and writing books and sermons, still painting their pictures and sitting in front of Lord Elgin's marbles as if almost five thousand did not already lie dead. After ten hours of savage fighting, Waterloo would be littered with the bodies of something like 47,000 dead and wounded. Meanwhile, as the day unfolded, a whole nation, countryside and town, artisan and aristocrat, was brought together by war.
From Samuel Johnson Prize shortlisted author David Crane, Went the Day Well is a breathtaking portrait of Britain in those moments. Moving from England to the battle and back again this vivid, stunning freeze-frame of a country on the single most celebrated day in its modern history shows Crane's full range in tracing the endless, overlapping connections between people's lives. From private tragedies, disappointed political hopes, and public discontents to grandiloquent public celebrations and monuments, it answers Wellington's call as he rallied his troops to ‘Think what England is thinking of us now'. "
Review by Robert Fox in the Evening Standard.
The Iron Duke with flecks of rust: Wellington emerges as a lesser soldier than Napoleon, Review by Nigel Jones in the Spectator.
Place and publisher: William Collins
Date of publication: 2015
Number of pages: 384
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