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These Honored Dead : How The Story Of Gettysburg Shaped American Memory - Thomas A. Desjardin

These Honored Dead

How The Story Of Gettysburg Shaped American Memory

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780306813825
Number Of Pages: 288

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Ever since the guns of Gettysburg fell silent, and Lincoln delivered his famous two-minute speech four months after the battle, the story of this three-day conflict has become an American legend. We remember Gettysburg as, perhaps, the biggest, bloodiest, and most important battle ever fought-the defining conflict in American history. But how much truth is behind the legend?In "These Honored Dead," Thomas A. Desjardin, a prominent Civil War historian and a perceptive cultural observer, demonstrates how flawed our knowledge of this enormous event has become, and why. He examines how Americans, for seven score years, have shaped, used, altered, and sanctified our national memory, fashioning the story of Gettysburg as a reflection of, and testimony to, our culture and our nation.

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"Intriguing look at the reliability of many of the assumed truths about the Battle of Gettysburg"

ISBN: 9780306813825
ISBN-10: 0306813823
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.09  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1