The Landmark Book Series is well revered for its simple storytelling style that's packed with historical information. Read of the fateful battle of Gettysburg, it's major players, and the aftermath that spawned the Gettysburg Address. 149 pages, softcover. Grades 6 & up.
When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be winning the Civil War. But Gettysburg was a turning point. After three bloody days of fighting, the Union finally won the battle. Inspired by the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history.
MacKinlay Kantor (19041977) was the distinguished author of more than 30 books and numerous screenplays. Kantor won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1956 for his novel, Andersonville. He began his career writing mystery and crime stories for pulp fiction magazines and later, during WWII, worked as a war correspondent. Kantor was born in Webster City, Iowa.