These Honored Dead by Thomas A. Desjardin audiobook

These Honored Dead

By Thomas A. Desjardin
Read by Lewis Grenville

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
8.25 Hours Unabridged
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Ever since the guns fell silent in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg has emerged as the defining conflict in our nation’s history. American memory has established Gettysburg as the most important, most heroic, most savage battle this nation has ever fought. It has become our Waterloo, our battle of Marathon, our siege of Troy. In this riveting historical reappraisal, esteemed Civil War historian, Thomas A. Desjardin, sets out to examine the truth behind the myth by probing how this battle became legend in American hearts and minds. What emerges from Desjardin’s research is a fascinating biography of a story—the story of Gettysburg—as he highlights how flawed our knowledge of this enormous event is, and how Americans have fashioned the battle as a reflection of, and testimony to, our culture and our nation.

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Summary

Summary

Ever since the guns fell silent in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg has emerged as the defining conflict in our nation’s history. American memory has established Gettysburg as the most important, most heroic, most savage battle this nation has ever fought. It has become our Waterloo, our battle of Marathon, our siege of Troy. In this riveting historical reappraisal, esteemed Civil War historian, Thomas A. Desjardin, sets out to examine the truth behind the myth by probing how this battle became legend in American hearts and minds. What emerges from Desjardin’s research is a fascinating biography of a story—the story of Gettysburg—as he highlights how flawed our knowledge of this enormous event is, and how Americans have fashioned the battle as a reflection of, and testimony to, our culture and our nation.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lewis Grenville reads this fascinating work with an easy-going style. His voice is comfortable with the text and his delivery clear.” AudioFile
“[An] intriguing look at the reliability of many of the assumed truths about the Battle of Gettysburg…Desjardin skillfully illustrates how hazy memories of the fog of battle are gradually codified into accepted fact. An excellent addition to Civil War collections.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Thomas A. Desjardin

Author Bio: Thomas A. Desjardin

THOMAS DESJARDIN is the Historic Site Specialist for the State of Maine. He is the author of Stand Firm, Ye Boys from Maine: The 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign and These Honored Dead: How the Story of Gettysburg Shaped American Memory.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English