Full Title: Gettysburg: A History for the People
Author: John D. Cox
Description: The battle of Gettysburg continues to captivate the American imagination. After 150 years, millions still visit its fields every year, commemorating the tremendous struggle. In Gettysburg: A History for the People, licensed Battlefield Guide John D. Cox brings to life the story of America’s greatest battle. All of the drama of the conflict, with its tragedies and heroism, becomes real in its pages. The monumental decisions of the commanders are revealed, the self-sacrifice of the soldiers and the nightmares of the civilians, caught between the two armies, are vividly uncovered. From the start, Gettysburg: A History for the People pulls the reader into a gripping narrative, told with the knowledge of a professional, but with the vibrant touch of a master storyteller, that never lets go. Gettysburg: A History for the People reads like a novel.
Having walked the fields, veteran Gettysburg Guide John D. Cox brings his unique understanding of events to entertain and inform both the casual reader and long-time student. Gettysburg: A History for the People covers the entire campaign, from the Confederate invasion, through the three days of battle, to Lincoln’s unforgettable speech
"Gettysburg: A History for the People is a masterful telling of one of the most important turning points in American history. Licensed Battlefield Guide John Cox has walked the ground and knows the story. Simply first-rate."
—Lance J. Herdegen, author
The Iron Brigade in Civil War and Memory:
The Black Hats from Bull Run to Appomattox and Thereafter.