The Resource Pickett's charge : a new look at Gettysburg's final attack, Phillip Thomas Tucker, PhD, (electronic resource)

Pickett's charge : a new look at Gettysburg's final attack, Phillip Thomas Tucker, PhD, (electronic resource)

Label
Pickett's charge : a new look at Gettysburg's final attack
Title
Pickett's charge
Title remainder
a new look at Gettysburg's final attack
Statement of responsibility
Phillip Thomas Tucker, PhD
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Language
eng
Summary
Main Selection of the History Book Club. The Battle of Gettysburg, the Civil War's turning point, produced over 57,000 casualties, the largest number from the entire war that was itself America's bloodiest conflict. On the third day of fierce fighting, Robert E. Lee's attempt to invade the North came to a head in Pickett's Charge. The infantry assault, consisting of nine brigades of soldiers in a line that stretched for over a mile, resulted in casualties of over 50 percent for the Confederates and a huge psychological blow to Southern morale. Pickett's Charge is a detailed analysis of one of the most iconic and defining events in American history. This book presents a much-needed fresh look, including the unvarnished truths and ugly realities, about the unforgettable story. With the luxury of hindsight, historians have long denounced the folly of Lee's attack, but this work reveals the tactical brilliance of a master plan that went awry. Special emphasis is placed on the common soldiers on both sides, especially the non-Virginia attackers outside of Pickett's Virginia Division. These fighters' moments of cowardice, failure, and triumph are explored using their own words from primary and unpublished sources. Without romance and glorification, the complexities and contradictions of the dramatic story of Pickett's Charge have been revealed in full to reveal this most pivotal moment in the nation's life
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1953-
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Tucker, Phillip Thomas
Dewey number
973.7/349
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Pickett, George E.
  • Confederate States of America
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Pickett's charge : a new look at Gettysburg's final attack, Phillip Thomas Tucker, PhD, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11895136
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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MWT11895136
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11895136
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remote
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11895136
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pickett's charge : a new look at Gettysburg's final attack, Phillip Thomas Tucker, PhD, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11895136
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11895136
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11895136
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11895136
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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