- Narrated by: James M. McPherson
- Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-13-03
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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What brought those 165,000 soldiers - 75,000 Confederate, 90,000 Union - to Gettysburg? Why did they lock themselves in such a death grip across these once bucolic fields until 11,000 of them were killed or mortally wounded, another 29,000 were wounded and survived, and about 10,000 were "missing" - mostly captured? What was accomplished by all of this carnage? Join James M. McPherson on a walk across this hallowed ground as he be encompasses the depth of meaning and historical impact of a place that helped define the nation's character.
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By Anon. on 09-10-12
A great account of Gettysburg
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. The story is straightforward and understandable. Mcpherson gives a nice 2 hour summary and brings up some personal notes and references to break the story up.
What did you like best about this story?
The personal stories behind leaders as well as the 'tour' of Gettysburg that runs along with the story.
Which character – as performed by James M. McPherson – was your favorite?
None in particular, being a Marylander.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
My memorable moments include Chamberlain's victory at Little round top, Lee's thoughts of Pickett's charge, the honoring of veterans but, especially, Lee's retreat followed by Mead and Lincoln's response.
Any additional comments?
Before reading this book try to have a basic understanding of the civil war and Major generals particularly before Gettysburg, but this is not completely necessary.
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