Best-selling author and acclaimed Civil War expert Stephen W. Sears, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as “arguably the preeminent living historian of the war’s eastern theater,” crafts what will stand the test of time as the definitive history of the greatest battle ever fought on American soil. Drawing on years of research, Sears focuses on the big picture, capturing the entire essence of the momentous three day struggle while offering fresh insights that will surprise even the best versed Civil War buffs.
©2003 Stephen W. Sears (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
Great treatment of the battle with lots of detail, the book itself is fantastic. However, the narrator constantly mispronounces the last names of Harry Heth and Carl Shurz, (as "heth" and "shurz", rather than the correct "heath" and "shirts"). This doesn't detract from the work of the original author, but it is grating when heard over and over again...
This one is on par with what I have listened to so far. The reader added just the right amount of character to the reading.
I wish there were more Civil War related Audible books. I enjoy them very much and they pass the time while driving back and forth to work.
I enjoyed the historical accuracy of the read.
I have listened to several other books read by Ed Sala and enjoy all of them. This one is good also.
See the actual events as they happened during the Gettysburg battle!
The only negative thing is that it is a little difficult at times to keep track of all the facts about North and South and all the names of the generals involved. It is a lot to keep track of mentally.
very good description on the battle, from both human and military aspects
i have listen to it five or six years ago, and remember it as very interesting book, that i should listen to again, when i have deeper understanding of the civil war
The readers casual style made combined with Mr. Sears style of prose made for an enjoyable listening experience.
The battle of Gettysburg was the greatest battle ever fought in the Western Hemisphere., and one of the most studied. The author puts together regimental histories peronal memoirs and other historical data and turns it into a beautifully written narrative which even a novice student of the american civil war will enjoy. The book encompasses the entire gettysburg campaign and is a must read for anyone who wants more than a rudimentary history of the civil war.
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