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The Colors of Courage - by Margaret S Creighton (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 321

Genre: History

Sub-Genre: United States

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Basic Books

Author: Margaret S Creighton

Language: English

Street Date: July 4, 2006
TCIN: 77263194
UPC: 9780465014576
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1627

Description

In the summer of 1863, as Union and Confederate armies converged on southern Pennsylvania, the town of Gettysburg found itself thrust onto the center stage of war. The three days of fighting that ensued decisively turned the tide of the Civil War. In The Colors of Courage, Margaret Creighton narrates the tale of this crucial battle from the viewpoint of three unsung groups--women, immigrants, and African Americans--and reveals how wide the conflict's dimensions were. A historian with a superb flair for storytelling, Creighton draws on memoirs, letters, diaries, and newspapers to bring to life the individuals at the heart of her narrative. The Colors of Courage is a stunningly fluid work of original history-one that redefines the Civil War's most remarkable battle.

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