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Gettysburg for all

  • Jun 17, 2013
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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June 18, 2013
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Frank J. Konopka ()
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I'm a small town general practice attorney in the hard coal region of Pennsylvania. Books are my passion, andI read as many of them asI can. Being the President of the local library board for over … more
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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, this is a benchmark addition to the historiography of the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War. A powerful and well-told story, it is an excellent, accessible visual account for a younger audience or those unfamiliar with the battle that inspired President Abraham Lincoln's greatest speech, the Gettysburg Address. - Dwight Jon Zimmerman, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Lincoln's Last Days

"The book provides a nice visual summary of the Battle of Gettysburg for almost any reader. The quality of the illustrations is quite good for a work of this type and price, and no slight is intended by describing the style as "top-quality comic book art on slick paper." You wouldn't expect to find fine art in nearly a hundred pages of color drawings for well under twenty dollars." - National Parks Traveler

"Overall I enjoy Graphic novels because kids like Graphic novel. I like books that get kids reading and a book like this one with actual facts in it is even better. I enjoyed reading the book and I know teens will too." - Outnumbered 3 to 1 Blog

"Vansant makes you feel as if you are walking alongside of leaders, both little known and well known. He explores little-known Joshua ...
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