The Long Road to Gettysburg

The Long Road to Gettysburg

by Jim Murphy

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Overview

A description of the Battle of Gettysburg as seen through the eyes of nineteen-year-old Con-fedeate lieutenant John Dooley and seventeen-year-old Union soldier Thomas Galway. "An important addition to the Civil War shelf." -- Booklist, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395559659
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 04/28/1992
Edition description: None
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile: 1070L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jim Murphy 's nonfiction books have received numerous awards, among them two Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, three Orbis Pictus awards, the Margaret A. Edwards award, the James Madison Book Award, and a National Book Award nomination. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jim lives in Maplewood, NJ, with his family. 
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Table of Contents

Introduction1
1.We Are Marching9
2.Rumors and a Long March24
3.I Will Fight Him Inch by Inch38
4.Lightning Before the Storm54
5.Pickett's Charge66
6.A Few Appropriate Remarks88
Conclusion103
Bibliography110
Index113

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From the Publisher

"The excellent use of quotes and descriptions from Dooley and Galway’s journals brings authenticity and immediacy to the narrative. By focusing on these two ordinary soldiers, readers get a new perspective on this decisive and bloody battle. A first-rate addition to Civil War collections."

School Library Journal, Starred

"Beginning and ending with the dedication ceremony at which Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, Murphy’s intriguing book presents the story of the battle from the points of view of two actual participants. . . . The firsthand accounts, drawn from Dooley’s and Galway’s own writings, give the narrative immediacy and personalize the horrors of battle. Like Murphy’s The Boys’ War, this volume is generously illustrated with period drawings, engravings, paintings, and, especially, photographs. An important addition to the Civil War shelf."

Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

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