Discover one of the most famous battles in American history, the Battle of Gettysburg. Written in short chapters, this informational book gives fun facts about the reasons leading up to the Civil War, the famous players on both the Union and Confederate sides, and so much more. Learn about the weaponry of the time, the conditions soldiers dealt with and more. Includes 16 pages of photographs, helpful biography sections, illustrations, maps, and more.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 128 Vendor: Grosset & Dunlap Publication Date: 2013 Dimensions: 7.63 X 5.31 (inches)
"Four score and seven years ago..." begins Abraham Lincoln's beautiful speech commemorating the three-day battle that turned the tide of the Civil War. The South had been winning up to this point. So how did Union troops stop General Robert E. Lee's invasion of the North? With black-and-illustrations throughout and sixteen pages of photos, this turning point in history is brought vividly to life.
Jim OConnor is the author of several nonfiction books including Jackie Robinson and the Story of All-Black Baseball.