Death of a Nation: The Story of Lee and His Men at Gettysburg by Clifford Dowdy, First Edition
"In this sweeping account Clifford Dowdey recreates one of the most important battles in U.S. history. With vivid and breathtaking detail, Lee and His Men at Gettysburg is both a historical work and an honorary ode to the almost fifty thousand soldiers who died at the fields of Pennsylvania. Written with an emphasis on the Confederate forces, the book captures the brilliance and frustration of a general forced to contend with overwhelming odds and in-competent subordinates. Dowdey not only presents the facts of war, but brings to life the cast of characters that defined this singular moment in American history."
First edition hardcover in dust jacket, ex-library book with markings, binding tight, pages lightly tanned, a nice reference copy.