Regarded as the turning point of the American Civil War, Gettysburg commemorates the three-day battle that took place over 150 years ago. From the first shots fired on the morning of July 1, 1863 to Robert E. Lee's losing gamble known as Pickett's Charge on July 3 that resulted in thousands of Confederates being driven back by Union forces, Gettysburg is a snapshot of three of the most important days in US history. From cover to cover, discover rare photos, expertly written articles, and intriguing illustrations and maps detailing the political, military, and social conditions that thrust the sleepy town of Gettysburg forever into the pages of history books. This compilation of fascinating articles are contributed by leading experts, historians, authors, professors, and more, including Peter C. Luebke, Brian Dirck, William Burton Kurtz, Alexander Newton, Ronald S. Coddington, Mark H. Dunkelman, and several others.
Ben Nussbaum has worked professionally as an editor in various book genres, from technical manuals such as Pilates For Dummies to children’s books featuring Winnie the Pooh and Elmo. His experience in magazines includes the launching of USA Today’s newsstand program for magazines, which offers magazines on topics ranging from women’s health and travel to fantasy football to US history, Hollywood movies and beyond. He lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his two daughters.