One Gallant Rush: Robert Gould Shaw and His Brave Black Regiment

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St. Martin's Press, 1965 - History - 168 pages
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Story of Shaw's life and his heroic command of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first Negro unit raised in the North in the Civil War.

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Review: One Gallant Rush: Robert Gould Shaw and His Brave Black Regiment

User Review  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

I read this little history after seeing 'Glory', the movie based upon it. It is to be noted that this was not the only book Burchard wrote about Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts. Read full review

Review: One Gallant Rush: Robert Gould Shaw and His Brave Black Regiment

User Review  - SmarterLilac - Goodreads

Good, even if it didn't give me as much insight as Shaw's letters. Read full review

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Peter Burchard is the author of more than twenty-five books -- both fiction and nonfiction -- for young readers and adults. The last of these is "Lincoln and Slavery, " published in 1999. He is the author of "One Gallant Rush: Robert Gould Shaw and His Brave Black Regiment, " a major historical source for the motion picture "Glory, " which won three Academy Awards. Two of his books were ALA Notable Books and the "New York Times" has praised him highly, saying that "he uses historical fact with skill" and has "a splendid facility for characterization." He lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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