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To Gettysburg and Beyond: The Parallel Lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander

by Golay, Michael
Publisher: Sarpedon
Retail Price: $16.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 1885119593

Published now in softcover (with added illustrations and maps), Michl Golay's To Gettysburg and Beyond traces the education and early careers of Joshua Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander to the points of battlefield convergence---most famously at Gettysburg---during the Civil War. After later chapters follow Chamberlain's postwar career in politics and academe, and Alexander's involvement with railroads and diplomacy, Golay observes that the two men had fundamentally different visions of life: "Alexander looked ahead to our dismal century. He would not have been out of place in it. Chamberlain cast his glance backward."

review of To Gettysburg and Beyond: The Parallel Lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander, by Golay, Michael, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).