Guelzo to release new book on Battle of Gettysburg in advance of 150th anniversary

A Gettysburg College professor will release a new book on the Battle of Gettysburg less than two months ahead of the 150th anniversary of the Battle.

Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and director of Civil War Era Studies, will release Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (available from Knopf) on May 14.

Guelzo will conduct a book signing on May 14 in the main lobby of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center from noon to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event, online, and in the Gettysburg College Bookstore.

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion is an intimate and richly readable account of the battle, drawing the reader into the muck and grime of Gettysburg alongside the ordinary soldier. Guelzo illustrates the face, sights, and sounds of combat: the stone walls and gunpowder clouds of Pickett’s Charge; the reason that the Army of Northern Virginia could be smelled before it could be seen; and the march of thousands of men from the banks of the Rappahannock in Virginia to the Pennsylvania hills.

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