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The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook: Facts, Photos, and Artwork for Readers of All Ages, June 9 - July 14, 1863 (Savas Beatie Handbook)

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The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbookis an informative full-color guide for American Civil War and Gettysburg enthusiasts of all ages. Authors J. David Petruzzi and Steven Stanley use clear and concise writing broken down into short and easy to understand chapters complete with original maps, modern and historic photographs, tables, charts, and artwork to narrate the histor ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Savas Beatie
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Robin Friedman
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In 2009, author David Petruzzi and cartographer Steven Stanley published a study of the battle of Gettysburg titled "The Complete Gettysburg Guide". The Guide is a hardbound, large book on glossy paper which offers detailed walking and driving tours of the Gettysburg Battlefield and associated sites, the town of Gettysburg, cemeteries, hospitals and other points of interest to students of this great battle. The book has received awards and critical acclaim. It has become a best-seller.

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Eric Williams
Usually, whenever I see a book like this, my initial reaction is usually along the lines of "oh no, not ANOTHER Gettysburg book!!!". I've read literally dozens of books about the Civil War in general and the Gettysburg campaign specifically, so if I'm going to read another Gettysburg book, it has to be pretty darn good. New insights into the battle or the strategic/tactical decisions, an overlooked aspect of the campaign, etc.

Unfortunately, this book falls far far FAR short (!!!!!!!) of this mar
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Jimmy
A book filled with trivia about the battle. Much of the information in it can be found in other books and sometimes in greater detail (such as biographies of the generals and a history of the battle).

Sometimes the author just seems to be throwing out random facts, without giving them any context at all. For example, he states that the Confederates arrived mostly from the north, while the Union army arrived mostly from the south. This wasn't a unique situation in the war (the Confederates attacke
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Mark Luongo
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Useful synthesis of a complicated topic :)
Sherrie House
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A very informative, interesting, concise coverage of the battle, with great photos!
Glenn
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A good read with many interesting facts.
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