Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Hessler Sickles review--Great Opening Line
This line from a recent review of Jim Hessler's outstanding (and award winning) Sickles at Gettysburg struck my eye:
"No one in the Civil War was a saint, but some were further from sainthood than others."
OK, someone was drinking their coffee that morning and hitting on all cylinders.
It concludes with, "Sickles at Gettysburg is not a read to be missed."
We agree. Hence the Bachelder-Coddinton Award for the best book on Gettysburg in 2009--and a selection by the History and Military Book Clubs.
This book is new in paperback (although we might have a dozen or so first edition hardcovers left with signed book plates--best pick one up if you want a book that will be a collector's item).