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New Gettysburg graphic history published

     Zenith Press, a military history book publisher, has in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War published a book that by their statement “will have great appeal to adult history and Civil War enthusiasts but will also have great appeal to a younger audience.”
     They “believe that working to engage the younger generation in U.S. history should be a priority for all of us and this book will be an essential tool in this effort. The book is Getttysburg: The Graphic History of America’s Most Famous Battle and the Turning Point of The Civil War by Wayne Vansant.”
     Here are a couple of photographs of the interior images, which indeed should appeal to fans of comic books, graphic novels, illustrative history, and similar use of graphic arts to visually tell a story. I have also included more information from the publisher.
     The Battle of Gettysburg is a landmark event in United States history. Widely recognized as the Civil War’s turning point, it accounted for the most casualties of any battle during the war and spelled the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
     In this powerful graphic history, Wayne Vansant describes the history leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg, as well all of the major military events on July 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, including the famous fight for Little Round Top on the second day and the death march known as Pickett’s Charge on the third and final day. He paints portraits of each army’s leaders, such as Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, George Meade, and the then little-known Joshua Chamberlain.
     Vansant concludes a few months later at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery in November, 1863, when Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most iconic speeches of all time, the Gettysburg Address. Gettysburg delivers one of the hallmark events of American history in an exciting and innovative format.
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For more information, please contact:

Nichole Schiele
Marketing Manager
Quayside Publishing Group Cool Springs Press, CPI, Motorbooks, Zenith Press
612-344-8161 phone
400 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55401