Thursday, June 19, 2014

Book Review: Gettysburg

Gettysburg: Bringing History to Life by Josh Gregory, Children’s Press, Sholastic, New York, 2012.
This appears to be a book published for children for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  It is actually quite well done.  It explains succinctly Joshua Chamberlains heroics, Lee’s failure with Pickett’s Charge, and Meade’s failure with not following up after the battle was over.  However, it does relate this battle to future events including the Gettysburg Address and the end of the war.
It has one factually inaccuracy which is makes twice.  It says the Confederacy never sent troops into Union territory after this.  They forget Jubal Early and the Calvary invasion which almost made it to Washington through Maryland (a northern state) in 1864.  

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