Prof. Allen Guelzo's Gettysburg: The Last Invasion was reviewed in the June 30 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
From the Post-Gazette:
The year 1863 was a turning point in the Civil War: the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation, the sieges of Vicksburg and Chattanooga and the Battle of Gettysburg, where Union forces stopped the Confederate army's last major invasion of the North.
Readers may think publishers would overwhelm the marketplace with related books, but that has not happened. No other Civil War battlefield park is visited as much as Gettysburg, yet this year, the 150th anniversary of the battle, there is only one book that takes up the challenge to comprehensively present it.
"Gettysburg: The Last Invasion" meets the challenge. Written in a style that is friendly for general readers, Allen C. Guelzo's work also meets the standards of scholars.
At Gettysburg College, Mr. Guelzo is Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and director of Civil War Era Studies. He is the author of 11 books on Abraham Lincoln, the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans, the Civil War and the history of Christianity in America.