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Gettysburg National Military Park is pleased to announce the selections for the 2017 Gettysburg Battlefield Book Series. Meeting every Saturday from January 7 - March 11, this series will examine significant works of history and literature on topics related to the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War.
We invite you to read along over the course of the winter before attending the informal one hour discussions in the Ford Education Center of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Park staff will lead the meetings, providing a brief overview of that week’s topic and discuss the chapters read. The books tie in with the theme of the Winter Lecture Series: Controversies, Myths, and Misconceptions- Refighting the Civil War.
From January 7 to February 4 we will examine our first book, The Killer Angels, by Michael Sharra. Winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, it is an account of the battle of Gettysburg from the perspective of some of the key figures who were involved in the climactic event.
From February 11 to March 11 we will examine our second book, Sickles at Gettysburg, by James Hessler
We hope you will join us this winter, read along, and share your thoughts and perspectives on these two fascinating books.
Ford Education Center
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325