"Searching for George Gordon Meade is a splendid book! Well-researched, well-reasoned, and well-written, it's a timely and vital addition to the all-too-meager literature on this neglected American hero. Strongly recommended for serious historians as well as for a general readership. Excellent!" --Ralph Peters, author of Cain at Gettysburg
"Much more than another Civil War biography, Tom Huntington's gripping personal ‘search' for George Gordon Meade is unique and irresistible: a combination life story, military history, travelogue, and cultural commentary that brings us closer than ever to the old general and his strange reputation--and also opens new windows to our own unending search for an understandable national identity." --Harold Holzer, author and Chairman of Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation
A historian's investigation of the life and times of Gen. George Gordon Meade to discover why the hero of Gettysburg has failed to achieve the status accorded to other generals of the conflictCovers Meade's career from his part in the Mexican-American War through his participation in the great Civil War engagements, including Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and PetersburgAvailable for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of GettysburgExplores Meade's legacy today at reenactments, battlefields, museums, and institutions that preserve history
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Huntington (editor, Stackpole Magazines; Ben Franklin's Philadelphia) defines this as a "participatory biography" of the man who defeated Gen. Robert E. Lee at Gettysburg (150th anniversary coming up). This means that Huntington as much chronicles his own travels to learn about Meade ("Following ...Nov 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Searching for George Gordon M...
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