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Sunday, November 17 2013

The Battle of Gettysburg is a landmark event in United States history. Widely recognized as the Civil War’s turning point, it accounted for the most casualties of any battle during the war and spelled the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
 
In this powerful graphic history, Wayne Vansant describes the history leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg, as well all of the major military events on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, including the famous fight for Little Round Top on the second day and the death march known as Pickett’s Charge on the third and final day. He paints portraits of each army’s leaders, such as Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, George Meade, and the then little-known Joshua Chamberlain.

"This graphic account of the campaign and Battle of Gettysburg will appeal to experts and noveices alike. It offers an accurate, fast-paced narrative with striking illustrations that dramatize the action and mark the course of the battle with vifid clarity."

Jams M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of
Battle Cry of Freedom and Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg

Vansant concludes a few months later at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in November, 1863, when Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most iconic speeches of all time, the Gettysburg Address. Gettysburg delivers one of the hallmark events of American history in an exciting and innovative format.

About the author

Writer and artist Wayne Vansant (Mableton, GA) was the primary artist for Marvel’s The ’Nam for more than five years. Since then he has written and/or illustrated many historically accurate graphic histories, including Antietam: The Fiery Trial (for the National Park Service) and The Vietnam War: A Graphic Sample page Gettysburg Graphic HistoryHistory. He recently published Normandy (Zenith Press, 2012), a graphic history of the allied invasion of D-Day.

[WindingRiver.com note: This book is written in a style the publisher refers to as a graphic novel, a tool in reaching young adults and teens.  We found the book educational, but would admit it reads differently than what many readers of historical works might expect. However, we agree it may be a much improved style for introducing history to a younger generation. Click on the image to the right to see a sample page.]

This book may be ordered from Quayside Publishing Group (http://www.qbookshop.com/)

Direct link to book:  http://www.qbookshop.com/products/210367/9780760344064/Gettysburg.html

About Quayside Publishing Group

Quayside Publishing Group encompasses combat memoirs; battle and unit histories; books on civil and military aviation; biographies of prominent military figures; titles on espionage and national security issues; books on military weapons and equipment; and titles on policing, firefighting and rescue.

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