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To Gettysburg and beyond : the parallel lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander

Author: Michael Golay
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [1994] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Historian and journalist Michael Golay has written a full-scale joint biography of two remarkable men of Gettysburg: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the scholarly amateur who saved the day at Little Round Top, and Edward Porter Alexander, the outstanding confederate artillery expert whose enigmatic message launched Pickett's charge. From Manassas to Appomatox, Chamberlain and Alexander fought in nearly every major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Golay, Michael, 1951-
To Gettysburg and beyond.
New York : Crown Publishers, c1994
(OCoLC)624990512
Named Person: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain; Edward Porter Alexander; Edward Porter Alexander; Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Golay
ISBN: 0517592851 9780517592854
OCLC Number: 30543969
Description: xi, 436 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Allegiances: Beginnings ; Over the horizon ; Preludes --
pt. II. The Soldier's Art: Apprenticeship ; Blood on the plain ; Excursion into the wilderness ; Apotheosis --
pt. III. Cataclysm: Barren winter ; The endless war ; The last campaign --
pt. IV. Touched with fire: Another country ; Subtle arts of peace ; Memory.
Other Titles: Parallel lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Alexander
Responsibility: Michael Golay.

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Historian and journalist Michael Golay has written a full-scale joint biography of two remarkable men of Gettysburg: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the scholarly amateur who saved the day at Little Round Top, and Edward Porter Alexander, the outstanding confederate artillery expert whose enigmatic message launched Pickett's charge. From Manassas to Appomatox, Chamberlain and Alexander fought in nearly every major eastern battle of the Civil War. Tested by the savagery of combat, Chamberlain mastered the soldier's art and rose to become one of the best of the Union's frontline infantry commanders. Alexander, artillerist and engineer, indispensable aide to Lee and Longstreet, built a reputation as one of the most brilliant officers of the Confederacy. - Jacket flap.

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