Gettysburg: The Graphic History of America's Most Famous Battle and the Turning Point of The Civil War (Zenith Graphic Histories)
Gettysburg: The Graphic History is a brilliant achievement. Writer/artist Wayne Vansant is at the top of his game with his graphic history of the battle known as "the high water mark of the Confederacy." Rich in drama, accurately detailed, … see full wiki
The 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg will be coming up shortly, and for those interested in it but unwilling to plow through tedious history books, this graphic presentation of the battle is ideal. The author (and artist) has given the reader an excellent overview of the battle, from the beginning of the idea of the invasion of the North by General Lee, to Lincoln's address several months after the battle.
It appears to cover all of the major movements and actions of that three day bloodbath in often grisly pictorial detail. I've visited Gettysburg many times, as it is only 90 minutes from where I live, and this book is quite a helpful guide. Younger readers may be put off by the mention of various army parts, or the command structures of each army. Also, the position maps, which I find very helpful, might just turn them off to the whole idea. Older children and adults should have no trouble following the action, and taking this book to the scene might be a great help to visitors.
There were a few typos, and some fractured grammar, but they were minor when compared with the achievement of this work. I can highly recommend it!
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