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Joshua Chamberlain : The Solider And The Man - Edward Longacre

Joshua Chamberlain

The Solider And The Man

Paperback Published: 1st December 2003
ISBN: 9780306813122
Number Of Pages: 400

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Joshua Chamberlain became the "hero of Gettysburg" when he and his regiment, the 20th Maine, bravely held Little Round Top against a determined Rebel assault. Chamberlain's reputation as a celebrated soldier continued to grow in the decades that followed the war. Yet, Joshua Chamberlain, the soldier, is only part of the story of his remarkable life.Edward G. Longacre's biography of Joshua Chamberlain is the first biography to examine the entire life and career of this complicated man. The author skillfully investigates and analyzes all aspects of his life and character-before and after the Civil War. And Longacre re-examines Chamberlain's extraordinary military career as a Union officer, drawing on independent-and occasionally contradictory-eyewitness accounts of his battlefield actions. Longacre's meticulous research also suggests that Chamberlain's own account of his military actions can no longer be taken entirely at face value.

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"Making a larger-than-life hero human again is no small feat; yet Edward Longacre's new study of Joshua Chamberlain succeeds in this regard quite admirably."

ISBN: 9780306813122
ISBN-10: 0306813122
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st December 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 1