No battle during the entire Civil War was as bloody and devastating at Gettysburg. More lives were lost over those three days in July, 1863, than in any other war ever fought on American soil, and its place has been lodged in the firmament of history as the defining moment of our nation's most dramatic and enduring conflict.
Now, in the classic tradition of American Heritage's widely praised books on the Civil War and World War II, comes a beautiful, lavishly illustrated history of Gettysburg written by acclaimed historian Craig Symonds. It offers a stirring narrative that brilliantly captures the spirit of the generals in command, the struggle of the soldiers on the battlefield, and the tumultuous ups and downs which reached a climax with Pickett's Charge. Filled with hundreds of stunning colour photographs, drawings, and maps, as well as a score of focused essays and eyewitness accounts, this is a book that finally breathes new life into the battle that would ultimately decide the fate of America.