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Pickett's Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg

by Hess, Earl J.
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Retail Price: $34.95 hardcover
Issue: Spring 2002
ISBN: 0807826480

This authoritative history of Pickett's Charge describes the battle as it occurred, not from the perspective of memory as has been recently the case. Hess demonstrates that the Charge is both a case study in how soldiers deal with combat and a dramatic episode of heroism, failure, and fate.

review of Pickett's Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg, by Hess, Earl J., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2002).