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The Resource These honored dead : how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory, Thomas A. Desjardin

These honored dead : how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory, Thomas A. Desjardin

Label
These honored dead : how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory
Title
These honored dead
Title remainder
how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory
Statement of responsibility
Thomas A. Desjardin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How did the story of Gettysburg evolve? Why did the battle become a legend? And how much truth is behind the myth? For seven score years, Americans have shaped and altered the national memory of the battle, fashioning the story of Gettysburg to reflect our changing culture and national character. Now Thomas A. Desjardin, a prominent Civil War historian and keen cultural observer, demonstrates how flawed our knowledge of this enormous event has become and why that has happened. This is, in effect, a biography of a story - the story of Gettysburg."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Desjardin, Thomas A.
Dewey number
973.7/349/072
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E475.53
LC item number
.D47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
  • National characteristics, American
  • Memory
  • United States
  • United States
Label
These honored dead : how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory, Thomas A. Desjardin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The many meanings of Gettysburg -- Infirm foundations -- The struggle over memory -- Rascality and stupidity -- The self-fulfilling prophecy of John Badger Bachelder -- Lost in the lost cause -- Constructing the consummate Gettysburg hero -- The world's largest collection of outdoor sculpture -- Where's Buster Kilrain buried? -- American Valhalla
Control code
52838310
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 246 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306812675
Lccn
2003017130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
These honored dead : how the story of Gettysburg shaped American memory, Thomas A. Desjardin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The many meanings of Gettysburg -- Infirm foundations -- The struggle over memory -- Rascality and stupidity -- The self-fulfilling prophecy of John Badger Bachelder -- Lost in the lost cause -- Constructing the consummate Gettysburg hero -- The world's largest collection of outdoor sculpture -- Where's Buster Kilrain buried? -- American Valhalla
Control code
52838310
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 246 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306812675
Lccn
2003017130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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