August 14, 2013

'Gettysburg: The Last Invasion' A Must Read!

I just finished a fantastic new book called 'Gettysburg: The Last Invasion' by Allen C. Guelzo a brilliant new history—the most intimate and richly readable account I have read—on the climactic three-day battle of Gettysburg, it draws you into the heat, smoke, and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier, and depicts the combination of personalities and circumstances that produced the greatest battle of the Civil War, and one of the greatest in human history. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the Civil War. 

The cover happens to feature one of my all time favorite images from the Civil War. The Matthew Brady photograph of Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg. I love this image so much I made it into a set a few years back. Have a look and let me know what you think:

Image from The National Archives Website

Old Northwest IOW-1001 Images of War: Forever a Rebel

Original Stereo View from My Personal Collection

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