Stars In Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863
- Publish Date: 1994-06-28
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Shelby Foote
A matchless account of the Battle of Gettysburg, drawn from Shelby Footes landmark history of the Civil War
Shelby Footes monumental three-part chronicle,The Civil War: A Narrative,was hailed by Walker Percy as an unparalleled achievement, an American Iliad, a unique work uniting the scholarship of the historian and the high readability of the first-class novelist.
Here is the central chapter of the central volume, and therefore the capstone of the arch, in a single volume. Complete with detailed maps,Stars in Their Courses brilliantly recreates the three-day conflict: It is a masterly treatment of a key great battle and the events that preceded itnot as legend has it but as it really was, before it became distorted by controversy and overblown by remembered glory.