Author: MacKinlay Kantor
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Paperback
Period: US Civil War, Gettysburg, PA 1863; Non-fiction
A Landmark Book
When troops entered Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the South seemed to be winning the Civil War. But Gettysburg was a turning point. After three bloody days of fighting, the Union finally won the battle. Inspired by the valor of the many thousands of soldiers who died there, President Lincoln visited Gettysburg to give a brief but moving tribute. His Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history.
Other Landmark Books:
Abe Lincoln: Log Cabin to White House, American Revolution, As Far As the Eye Can Reach: Lewis & Clark's Westward Quest, Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia, California Gold Rush, Genghis Khan and the Mongul Hordes, Joan of Arc, Landing of the Pilgrims, Leonardo da Vinci, The Magna Charta (used with the Beautiful Feet curriculum), The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, The Pioneers Go West, The Story of Thomas A. Edison, The Vikings, The Witchcraft of Salem Village, and The Wright Brothers: Pioneers of American Aviation.