Witness to Gettysburg
- Inside the Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War
- Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
- Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 01-25-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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In their own words, and through the eyes of their closest aides, such commanders as Robert E. Lee, Jeb Stuart, George Meade, and Abner Doubleday emerge as memorable, living men. So does the seventy-year-old Gettysburg resident John Burns, who joined a Union regiment when the rebels angered him by driving away his milk cows, was three times wounded, and emerged from the battle a national hero.
This is eyewitness history at its best.
Richard Wheeler, an ex-marine, is the author of numerous books of military history, eleven of which deal with different Civil War campaigns and battles, including Voices of the Civil War, winner of the Civil War Round Table of New York’s Fletcher Pratt Award. He is also the author of Voices of 1776: The Story of the American Revolution in the Words of Those Who Were There.
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By Charles on 08-06-13
So Well Read...A lesson to the Overly Dramatic
Where does Witness to Gettysburg rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
The content is unique to the Gettysburg books and well organized. Having read a dozen plus works on the battle, this one offers new texture, tone, and imagery...not easy to do.
The voices are carefully crafted and weighted correctly to fit the witness.....very few stereotypic cliched voices here - refreshing given what others have done to works like The Killer Angels etc. clearly expands one's visions of Gettysburg.
What about Bronson Pinchot’s performance did you like?
Varied, intelligently studied with an awareness of the usual traps in affecting Southern, female, and the anxious voices of combat. He has many interpretations and uses them very well.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By George on 01-02-13
Accurrate first hand accounts from participants, both blue and grey, and local residents. Totally different perspective from other narrative descriptions of the battle and events that led up to those three fateful days in July of 1863. Even for a veteran Gettysburg battle follower as myself this was a master class above and beyond any previous experience. Born and raised in Gettysburg, and a lifelong tourist of the area, with countless trips to musuems and field displays, I still gained many new insights. History from the mouths of witnesses, first hand, from letters, diaries and news accounts of the day. Powerful stuff.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful