The Last Invasion

By Allen C. Guelzo
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780307740694, 672pp.)

Publication Date: February 11, 2014

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Winner of the Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History
An "Economist "Best Book of the Year
A "Kirkus Reviews" Best Nonfiction Book of the Year
The Battle of Gettysburg has been written about at length and thoroughly dissected in terms of strategic importance, but never before has a book taken readers so close to the experience of the individual soldier.
Two-time Lincoln Prize winner Allen C. Guelzo shows us the face, the sights and the sounds of nineteenth-century combat: the stone walls and gunpowder clouds of Pickett's Charge; the reason that the Army of Northern Virginia could be smelled before it could be seen; the march of thousands of men from the banks of the Rappahannock in Virginia to the Pennsylvania hills. What emerges is a previously untold story of army life in the Civil War: from the personal politics roiling the Union and Confederate officer ranks, to the peculiar character of artillery units. Through such scrutiny, one of history's epic battles is given extraordinarily vivid new life.

About the Author
Allen C. Guelzo is Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He was formely Dean of the Templeton Honors College and Grace F. Kea Professor of American History at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Pennsylvania.Dr. Guelzo is the author of several works including "Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President" (1999) and "Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America" (Simon & Shuster, 2004) both winners of the prestigious Lincoln Prize.
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