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ISBN: 0670498610
Author: Joseph E. Persico
Language: English
Publisher: Viking Adult; First Edition edition (April 29, 1977)
Pages: 252
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 497
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My Enemy, My Brother is a remarkable re-creation of that battle, told not as military strategists have told it, but the . Of some 20 books on Gettysburg I've read, this is by far the best.

My Enemy, My Brother is a remarkable re-creation of that battle, told not as military strategists have told it, but the way soldiers, doctors, shopkeepers, farmers, and wives lived it. Drawn from the letters, diaries, and memoirs of the people at Gettysburg, Persico's powerful work chronicles the passions and beliefs, the day-to-day routines, the pain and the terror of those caught up in the epic conflict that, for thousands, became their last role on earth. Joseph Persico takes you on grueling marches where soldiers with bleeding, bare feet raced toward this critical battle.

My Enemy, My Brother book. Joseph Persico, a well-known biographer, has provided us with an unusual glimpse of the Gettysburg battlefield in My Enemy, My Brother: Men and Days of Gettysburg

My Enemy, My Brother book. In July 1863 the invading Army of Northern Virginia, confident. Joseph Persico, a well-known biographer, has provided us with an unusual glimpse of the Gettysburg battlefield in My Enemy, My Brother: Men and Days of Gettysburg.

Segments from a June 11, 2006 interview of author Joseph E. Persico on his various books.

Persico, Joseph E. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

An eloquent documentary, forming the facts into a mosaic that shows the terribleness of wa. .Striking, poignant, tragic. In July 1863 the invading Army of Northern Virginia, confident from its victory at Chancellorsville, unexpectedly encountered the Army of the Potomac, still without a general Lincoln could trust, at a small town in Pennsylvania. And there, among the verdant hills, rich fields, and sparkling brooks around Gettysburg, the two armies slaughtered each other in fearful numbers.

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Joseph E. Persico (July 19, 1930 – August 30, 2014) was an author. From 1974 to 1977, he was primary speechwriter to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller. At the time of his death, he lived in Guilderland, New York

Joseph E. At the time of his death, he lived in Guilderland, New York. Joseph Edward Persico was born in Gloversville, New York on July 19, 1930.

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by Joseph E. Persico. An eloquent documentary, forming the facts into a mosaic that shows the terribleness of wa. Select Format: Hardcover. - New York Times In July 1863 the invading Army of Northern Virginia, confident from its victory at Chancellorsville, unexpectedly encountered the Army of the Potomac, still without a general Lincoln could trust, at a small town in Pennsylvania.

In July 1863 the invading Army of Northern Virginia, confident from its victory at Chancellorsville, unexpectedly encountered the Army of the Potomac, still without a general Lincoln could trust, at a small town in Pennsylvania. And there, among the verdant hills, rich fields, and sparkling brooks around Gettysburg, the two armies slaughtered each other in fearful numbers. My Enemy, My Brother is a remarkable re-creation of that battle, told not as military strategists have told it, but the way soldiers, doctors, shopkeepers, farmers, and wives lived it. Drawn from the letters, diaries, and memoirs of the people at Gettysburg, Persico's powerful work chronicles the passions and beliefs, the day-to-day routines, the pain and the terror of those caught up in the epic conflict that, for thousands, became their last role on earth.

Comments:

Cerekelv
I have read many books and accounts of Gettysburg, from Bruce Catton to Shelby Foote to Michael Shaara to James McPherson to Frank Haskell and more, but, in my opinion, this is the best of them all. I couldn't put this book down. Many books about the battle become academic and too detailed, but Persico pieces together what the people who were there went through on those 3 days, and it made me re-read sentences and paragraphs that were so well written that I got tears in my eyes. If you want to read about Gettysburg, read this book.
Sarin
Of some 20 books on Gettysburg I've read, this is by far the best. Joseph Persico takes you on grueling marches where soldiers with bleeding, bare feet raced toward this critical battle. Joseph Persico is a brilliant writer and impeccable researcher. He has used original sources such as diaries and other first hand accounts of the Gettysburg Battle to tell what is often heartbreaking stories of courage. There are moments of comic relief in these compelling stories. I wrote Mr. Persico an e mail and received a very nice reply; he is still writing books, I was glad to learn.
Scream_I LOVE YOU
Great book, first copy I was able to get since its original publication date. Timely and efficient delivery as promised
Mushicage
Excellent telling of the three day battle of Gettysburg mainly from the diaries, letters and reminiscences of the participants from privates to the officers. In the second edition introduction the author notes thanks from high school and university teachers who have used the book in class. I would agree that it would make a superb teaching tool and noted compelling passages that I would utilize were I a history teacher. Passages that put me in the thick of it with descriptions of gunsmoke, rebel yells, screams and cries of the dying and wounded, and the thunder of Confederate artillery. 176 guns fired simultaneously into the Union ranks on Cemetary Ridge and answered by 103 Union cannon. It is one thing to visualize or try to visualize a battle but a more difficult matter to imagine the sound of cannon and rifles. Even harder (fortunately) to capture the stench of death from men and horses, garbage and latrines. Persico has written descriptions of it all.

I am now impelled to read one of his sources, Bruce Catton's Gettysburg: The Final Fury. It is a war and battle that you can't shake off. There is always more to read.

With a book like this that gets you down and dirty into the action I read wondering how did they do it? Time after time how did the men from north and south throw themselves into direct assaults. Rather like reading about the Normandy invasion. How did the Allies take the beaches against withering German fire? How do men face this? Stephen Ambrose says espirit de corps. I guess. Truly amazing though.

Well organized, researched and an eloquent read. 2nd edition is a trade paperback. Probably put this review in the wrong place.
Wanenai
There are so many interesting, revealing, poignant and gut-wrenching treasures within this stellar book that I will refrain from repeating what the other positive reviews have said and simply say I concur. What really needs to be specifically lauded now are the times that, true to the title, the enemy became the brother once the fighting died down. Time and again Persico outlines examples of humanity found within the inhumanity as wounded enemies bond on the bloody battlefield, or as one combatant offers comfort to their enemy in their dying moments. Readers will often feel their eyes moisten as Persico offers so much more than another recital of whose division did this or whose brigade didn't do that. The author makes Gettysburg a human story. It's true, as the single negative review observed, the author stumbled when making a reference to General Armistead's supposed dying comments. But give the author a Mulligan here- Persico states clearly in his notes that he's reproducing stories based on real notes, diaries and recollections...imperfect by definition so necessarily imperfect in their accuracy. Nothing can take away from the overall outstanding story that is told here. There is great humor here, too. I won't spoil the ending of one particularly funny moment- but I will say there is a story about a single diminutive Union soldier who leads four captured Confederates to camp. The punchline as his astonished comrades look on is certainly among the funniest ever in the body of Civil War literature. This book stands alongside of Ralph Peters' Cain at Gettysburg as possibly the two best human aspect novels about the Battle of Gettysburg.
Nalmergas
What a great way to get an overview of the Battle of Gettysburg. No dry, humourless tome, this one. Rather, a very readable book that looks more at the views of the common soldiers than the moves and countermoves of the generals. The format of following many different participants and viewers of the battle (all real-life) makes for a story that reads more like a thriller. How accurate it is, I cannot say, not being an expert on the battle. However, I do note that Persico does not have what is now accepted as the true story behind the very famous photo of the dead sharpshooter at Devil's Den (it is now believed that the photographer moved and arranged the body to set up the photo). He instead believes the photographer's story that that was how he found the body. Overall, I found this an enjoyable read, and I found it easily put into place for me (for the first time in any Civil war book I have read) all the intracacies of that conflict. Just a note: I only became interested in this battle as a result of receiving the new computer game "Sid Meier's Gettysburg!" as a gift recently ... I would also thoroughly recommend that game! Especially if it leads players to want to research more about the battle and times it portrays!

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