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Gettysburg: The Paintings of Mort Kunstler

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With dramatic text and pictures, Gettysburg humanizes this crucial battle:
the thoughts, emotions, and actions of the men who commanded, fought, and died
there. As Abraham Lincoln said four months after the battle, those who died
at Gettysburg gave their last full measure of devotion that the nation might
experience a new birth of freedom. This is the story of those brave men.
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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published December 30th 1997 by Thomas Nelson (first published September 28th 1993)
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Mark Luongo
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice collection of original artwork by one of the foremost illustrators of the Civil War. If you take a close look at the painting entitled "The High Water Mark" you will note the soldiers of the 39th NY, Garibaldi Guard. Look for their feathered hats along the lefthand edge of the picture.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
An awesome art book. Great selection of a modern master's works. Very recommended
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This book was released as a tie-in to the Gettysburg movie back in 1993. This is still my favourite movie of all time but I must admit reading this book of paintings in 2017 made me realise how much of a different place the world is from 1993.

First off, the paintings: Künstler is not a subtle artist by any stretch of the imagination, so his American Civil War paintings are all detailed but heroically styled portraits of battle action, momentous meetings, famous generals, etc. In other words, awe
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Gettysburg In Art

Many words have been written about the Battle of Gettysburg and its significance. This book with paintings by the Civil War artist Mort Kunstler is special because it is an attempt to recreate the Battle of Gettysburg through the eyes of an artist. Kunstler is a renowned painter of American historical subjects who focuses on the Civil War. He first visited Gettysburg in 1988.

In 1992, the National Park Service was inspired to display a series of Kunstler's paintings at Gettysburg
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James M. McPherson (born October 11, 1936) is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book. He was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003, and is a member of the editorial board of Encyclopædia Britannica.

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