5 our of 5 stars *****
Excellent story about events that really took place in the town of Gettysburg, PA, during the Civil War. I have visited the site and was taken on a tour by one of the descendants of the town people who lived there in 1863. This story takes me back to sites like Little Round Top where heroics occur during the bloody death struggle of war between brothers. A fictional history is a great vehicle to take me through the streets of the town, the Blue Ridge Mountain pathways, and the fertile fields of eastern Pennsylvania. Michael Shaara captures the personalities of folks who live in this country setting and brings them to life in a compelling tale of one of America's most famous battles.