In Civil War historian Allen C. Guelzo’s Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Knopf), he reminds us the battle was a war. Yes, it was a great turning point in American history and a transformative event that reshaped the nation. However, it was a war, after all, and wars are determined by battles. The battle of Gettysburg is not only the most famous of those battles, but perhaps the most determinative. In this magisterial new account of Gettysburg, Guelzo brings his vast knowledge of the Civil War to the story of this singular battle.

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