Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Following the Success of Their First Volume, Published in 2010, James Gindlesperger and Suzanne Gindlesperger's So You Think You Know Gettysburg? the Stories Behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's Most Epic Battles

Academic journal article The Journal of Southern History

Following the Success of Their First Volume, Published in 2010, James Gindlesperger and Suzanne Gindlesperger's So You Think You Know Gettysburg? the Stories Behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's Most Epic Battles

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Following the success of their first volume, published in 2010, James Gindlesperger and Suzanne Gindlesperger's So You Think You Know Gettysburg? The Stories Behind the Monuments and the Men Who Fought One of America's Most Epic Battles, Vol. 2 (Winston-Salem, N.C.: John F. Blair, 2014. Pp. xviii, 270. Paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-0-89587-620-1.) is an attempt to capture more of Gettysburg's war memorials-no simple feat, given that more than 1,300 monuments stand on the grounds where so many Confederate and Union soldiers perished in 1863. Gindlesperger and Gindlesperger aspire to illustrate to visitors and readers that "each monument has a story" (p. xiii). Thus the guidebook contains a concise history of each monument, along with more than 250 resplendent color images. The authors also provide coordinates for each entry to facilitate locating the monuments. Additionally, a map accompanies each chapter for readers intending to employ this book as a guide when visiting Gettysburg National Military Park. …

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