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Cain at Gettysburg
- By: Ralph Peters
- Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
- Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
Two mighty armies blunder toward each other, one led by confident, beloved Robert E. Lee and the other by dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads town where no one planned to fight. In this sweeping, savagely realistic novel, the greatest battle ever fought on American soil explodes into life at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The fate of the nation will be decided in a few square miles of fields. There are no marble statues here, only men of flesh and blood, imperfect and courageous.
Historical fiction with a soul!
- By 9S on 04-22-12
The best Gettysburg Battle book I have read.
If you could sum up Cain at Gettysburg in three words, what would they be?
I learned a lot.
What did you like best about this story?
I was about the common soldier and the Generals and higher ups.
Which character – as performed by Peter Berkrot – was your favorite?
If you could take any character from Cain at Gettysburg out to dinner, who would it be and why?
James Longstreet, he knew the charge would fail, would like to talk with him more about that.
Any additional comments?
Once I started reading, the book was so interesting, I was reading every chance I had. Learned a lot about George Meade and gained a respect for him I did not have before. I consider this book the best I have read about the Battle.