Pickett's Charge

Pickett's Charge

George R. Stewart / Apr 09, 2020

Pickett s Charge This book covers a critical part of the Battle of Gettysburg

  • Title: Pickett's Charge
  • Author: George R. Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780395597729
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book covers a critical part of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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      • George R. Stewart

        George Rippey Stewart was an American toponymist, a novelist, and a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley He is best known for his only science fiction novel Earth Abides 1949 , a post apocalyptic novel, for which he won the first International Fantasy Award in 1951 It was dramatized on radio s Escape and inspired Stephen King s The Stand.His 1941 novel Storm, featuring as its protagonist a Pacific storm called Maria, prompted the National Weather Service to use personal names to designate storms and inspired Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe to write the song They Call the Wind Maria for their 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon Storm was dramatized as A Storm Called Maria on a 1959 episode of ABC s Disneyland Two other novels, Ordeal by Hunger 1936 and book show 1 1948 also evoked environmental catastrophes.Stewart was a founding member of the American Name Society in 1956 57, and he once served as an expert witness in a murder trial as a specialist in family names His best known academic work is Names on the Land A Historical Account of Place Naming in the United States 1945 reprinted, New York Review Books, 2008 He wrote three other books on place names, A Concise Dictionary of American Place Names 1970 , Names on the Globe 1975 , and American Given Names 1979 His scholarly works on the poetic meter of ballads published under the name George R Stewart, Jr , beginning with his 1922 Ph.D dissertation at Columbia, remain important in their field.His 1959 book Pickett s Charge is a detailed history of the final attack at Gettysburg.


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    1. A Classic Study Of Pickett's ChargeBoth as symbol and as history, Pickett's charge, the climactic Southern attack on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, exerts a powerful hold on the American imagination. Although other more recent works may show more ability to assess and choose among competing sources in studying the assault, I doubt that any book cuts to the heart of the charge or presents a clearer picture than George Stewart's "Pickett's Charge: A Microhistory of the Final Attack at [...]


    2. Stewart, George R. PICKETT’S CHARGE: A Microhistory of the Final Attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. (1957). ****. The title and subtitle say it all. This book was, and probably still is, the final word on Pickett’s Charge. The Charge is probably what most of us remember from our high school history class, and is one of the first things that we seek out when we visit the Battlefield: where’s Emmitsburg Road; where’s The Angle; where was the High Water Mark? Focusing almost exclusively on [...]


    3. I've got to say that I don't really understand the motivation behind marching a mile across open terrain towards grapeshot and musket fire, but hey that's just me.is book is a wonderful collection of first person narratives about the day and its miserable failure.


    4. Excellent book covering the third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg, specifically the Confederate assault on the center of the Union lines. Not sure what good it does for me to give a review of a book published in 1959, so I'll give you a small excerpt from Part IX - Repulse:"There was more than a little expression of chivalrous feeling. Union troops shared the contents of canteens and haversacks with the prisoners. One Confederate remembered, "Many of them taking off their hats as we we [...]


    5. The book is just what it presents itself as; A microhistory of Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. It was superb but I expect that only people who are interested in the Civil War and/or military and/or American history enthusiasts would really enjoy it.


    6. An excellent study of Longstreet's Assault. Superbly studied all aspects of the attack: its planning stages, the bombardment, the execution of the assault, and its ultimate failure. Still holds up well as a fine scholarly overview of July 3, 1863 even today over 50 years after its publication.





    7. an hour by hour microcosmic look at one of the most famous attacks in US History. Told in a very engaging and conversational style- this is a must for Civil War students.


    8. This is a clear, easy to read, objective book about the Battle of Gettysburg. If you want to know what happened, hour by hour, reading this book is a must.


    9. A detailed, objective look at the infamous assault. This is my favorite book I have read about Pickett's Charge. It is presented very clearly and the whole book is fascinating to read.


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