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Allen C. Guelzo

Author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

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Allen C. Guelzo, the author of Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America, is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College. He is a member of the National Council for the Humanities and a two-time winner of the Lincoln Prize, for Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer show more President and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America. show less
Image credit: Callie Hawkins; Erin Carlson, Mast, Director of President Lincoln’s Cottage; Professor Spencer Crew; Dr. Lucas Morel; Dr. Allen Guelzo; Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Director of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons; and Martin Castro, Chair of U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; pose for a photograph at President Abraham Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C., January 3,2013. January 1, 2013, marked the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Works by Allen C. Guelzo

Robert E. Lee: A Life (2021) 182 copies
The American Revolution (2008) 57 copies
The American Mind (2005) 44 copies
America's Founding Fathers (2017) 44 copies
Whig Meteor 1 copy

Associated Works

Booknotes: Stories from American History (2001) — Contributor — 457 copies
A House Divided: The Lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee (1995) — Foreword, some editions — 149 copies
Lincoln Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics) (2012) — Editor, Introduction — 85 copies
Evangelicals and Science in Historical Perspective (1999) — Contributor — 26 copies

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I would've given it 5 stars but the maps were not helpful. Lots to think about in this treatment of the battle and it's very readable even with the incredible detail. No sacred cows in this book, Lee and Meade both take it on the chin. And I know he's right about the hype concerning Little Round Top on the 2nd day, but jeez, I really can't let go of my Chamberlain hero worship.
 
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dhenn31 | 15 other reviews | Jan 24, 2024 |
Interesting examination of the Revolution itself (the war). As he says in the intro, this is not about the politics or the economics, this is about the war. But the depth and delivery and editorial notes and background makes this lively and engaging, not just a dry recicitation of battle tactics.
 
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Quollden | 1 other review | Sep 20, 2023 |
An excellent history of the battle of Gettysburg. Does a good job with most necessary background information. Seemed very good on the effect of the various commanders' political associations. Also good on the various arguments in the years after the war and how opinions have changed. Covered some things in welcome detail, e.g. the kidnapping of free Blacks in Pennsylvania by Lee's advancing army and the myth of their restraint from pilferage, that I have seen ignored elsewhere. Had an interesting comment about an impromptu speech that Lincoln gave prior to writing the Gettysburg address that contained several of the same thematic elements. I always have to remind myself about the regimental system of the time, so if they say the 2nd Delaware Cavalry, I know about how big a unit that was and who would have been commanding it - I recommend the Wikipedia page entitled "Infantry in the American Civil War".… (more)
 
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markm2315 | 15 other reviews | Jul 1, 2023 |
THIS IS A GREAT COURSES DVD..WITH 3 BOOKS OF LECTURES
 
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