Here’s the perfect gift for the Civil War buff on your Christmas list. Or just a little something special for yourself.
Making it even better, this year marks George Gordon Meade’s bicentennial. The future general was born on December 31, 1815. What better way to commemorate his 200th birthday than by reading about his life and legacy in Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg? It is available in both hardcover and paperback editions.
PRAISE FOR SEARCHING FOR GEORGE GORDON MEADE
“Despite his great victory at Gettysburg and his command of the army that forced Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, George Meade saw his fame eclipsed by that of Lee, Grant, and other Civil War generals. This book does a great deal to redress that historical injustice. Tom Huntington has invented a new genre of biography that shifts between past and present as he tells the story of Meade’s life and describes his own pilgrimage to the key sites of that life. The result is an engrossing narrative that the reader can scarcely put down.” —James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
“Searching for George Gordon Meade is a splendid book! Well-researched, well-reasoned and well-written, it’s a timely and vital addition to the all-too-meager literature on this neglected American hero. Strongly recommended for serious historians as well as for a general readership. Excellent!” —Ralph Peters, author of Cain at Gettysburg
”Much more than another Civil War biography, Tom Huntington’s gripping personal ‘search’ for George Gordon Meade is unique and irresistible: a combination life story, military history, travelogue, and cultural commentary that brings us closer than ever to the old general and his strange reputation—and also opens new windows to our own unending search for an understandable national identity.” —Harold Holzer, Chairman, Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation
“[A] refreshingly readable and well-researched book . . . . Searching for George Gordon Meade should be required reading for all those interested in Civil War history.”—Civil War News, July 2013
You can always buy Tom Huntington’s other books, Guide to Gettysburg Battlefield Monuments, Ben Franklin’s Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Civil War Trails. You can get them at Amazon.com or directly from Stackpole Books.