Gettysburg: The Graphic History of America's Most Famous Battle and the Turning Point of The Civil War

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Voyageur Press, Apr 15, 2013 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 96 pages
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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. 

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.

"Wayne Vansant has authored a graphic account of the Battle of Gettysburg with rich illustrations and narrative that makes history come alive. This book will not only spark an interest in the terrible battle and sad aftermath, but will provide the reader with a good understanding of the men and armies memorialized at Gettysburg National Military Park today." - John Heiser, Historian, Gettysburg, PA



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User Review  - MikeRhode - LibraryThing

The Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the Civil War, took place 150 years ago today. Gettysburg: The Graphic History by Wayne Vansant (Zenith Press, 2013, $20) is a graphic history of the story ... Read full review

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User Review  - stevesmits - LibraryThing

Did I need another book on Gettysburg? No. Well, yes. The battle that marked a turning point in the Civil War has been written on hundreds and hundreds of times over the years. This short book ... Read full review



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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 History. He recently published Normandy (Zenith Press, 2012), a graphic history of the allied invasion of D-Day.

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