By Michael Shaara
“My favourite ancient novel . . . a good new edition of the conflict of Gettysburg, yet its actual significance is its perception into what the struggle used to be approximately, and what it meant.”—James M. McPherson
within the 4 such a lot bloody and brave days of our nation’s heritage, armies fought for 2 conflicting goals. One dreamed of freedom, the opposite of a lifestyle. way over rifles and bullets have been carried into conflict. there have been thoughts. there have been delivers. there has been love. and much greater than males fell on these Pennsylvania fields. shiny futures, untested innocence, and pristine good looks have been additionally the casualties of conflict. Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece is exclusive, sweeping, unforgettable—the dramatic tale of the battleground for America’s future.
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