Sunday, October 21, 2012

Guelzo does Gettysburg

It is hard to think of something less Sesqui-essential than a new 700-page Gettysburg campaign history, but the author of Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Knopf, Spring 2013) is at least a surprise.  [Lesson in presupposition:  Just because an eminent historian's massive body of published scholarship offers little or no evidence of a deep professional interest in crafting military history (excepting a N&S article from years ago), it doesn't mean the desire's not there!]

Then again, I am assuming the type of book solely from its title, which could very well be a mistake.

1 comment:

  1. Chris EvansOctober 22, 2012

    Interesting. I have his various books on Lincoln and have found them good and pretty well written.

    Harry Smeltzer posted a video last year on his site of Guelzo talking about Meade: http://bullrunnings.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/allen-guelzos-take-on-meade/

    Apparently he has been interested in doing something on Gettysburg for years.

    Chris

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