Byliner Publishes THREE DAYS IN GETTYSBURG: An Intimate Tale of Lost Love and Divided Hearts at the Battle That Defined America by Brian Mockenhaupt
This moving and cinematically descriptive tale shows a personal and tragically fateful side of war. Mockenhaupt takes us inside the homes of Gettysburg, where snipers lurked in attics, families hid in cellars, and bullets flew through the house where Jennie baked her bread. And he guides us through the dusty streets, where panicked soldiers ran for cover and dead men and horses rotted under the hot July sun.
Written with the clarity and empathy of a writer who understands war, this is an intimate story of the largest battle ever fought on American soil, in which 160,000 men descended on a town of 2,500 to kill each other. It is a brutal, heartbreaking tale, told through the experiences of the residents and hapless soldiers caught in the chaos. Mockenhaupt poignantly reminds us why Gettysburg is the one battle that deservedly remains engraved in all of our minds.
About the Author: Brian Mockenhaupt is the author of the Byliner Original The Living and the Dead, winner of the 2013 Michael Kelly Award and a finalist for the 2013 National Magazine Award in Feature Writing. He is a contributing editor at Esquire, Outside, and Reader's Digest and is the nonfiction editor at the Journal of Military Experience. He served two tours in Iraq as an infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division. Since leaving the U.S. Army in 2005, he has written extensively on military and veteran affairs, reporting from Afghanistan and Iraq, hometowns, and hospitals.
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