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5.0 out of 5 stars The Gettysburg Companion
Previous reviews confirmed my intention to buy this book. Boringly, I agree completely with the high praise given.The setting,characters and weapons are well described in print and illustrations in a chatty easy manner.The battle itself,is described in the same manner and does not loose its way relating the numberless small-unit tactics that made up the three days of...
Published on 9 April 2009 by C.D. ADAMS

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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect
Adkin's "Charge" & "Waterloo" refashioned the modern military history book by their use of photographs and detailed maps to show the evolution of the battle. "Trafalgar" built on this with superb illustrations (as with "Waterloo") and maps.

I came to "Gettysburg" with very high hopes - up to a point this is another blockbuster with superb maps and illustrations...
Published on 22 July 2012 by Robert Wallace


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Gettysburg Companion, 9 April 2009
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Previous reviews confirmed my intention to buy this book. Boringly, I agree completely with the high praise given.The setting,characters and weapons are well described in print and illustrations in a chatty easy manner.The battle itself,is described in the same manner and does not loose its way relating the numberless small-unit tactics that made up the three days of battle.
My main area of praise come with the wide-angle photos of the actual field .This aspect is seldom covered adequately but in this book, Devils Den,The Round Tops,McPhersons Ridge and The Angle become so much more than a picture in the imagination. Excellent!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive Gettysburg, 23 Mar 2009
This review is from: The Gettysburg Companion: A Complete Guide to the Decisive Battle of the American Civil War (Hardcover)
This weighty tome truly is a complete guide to America's most famous battle as it's title header states.It is packed with useful information not only on every aspect of the battle itself but also descriptions of the basics of conducting warfare at that time.The understanding of all this information is made easier by excellent maps,charts,photographs and diagrams.I especially enjoyed the information panels that abound in the text,these contain lots of snippets of little known information that enhance the the main body of the book.
Mark Adkin is to be congratulated on this superb,definitive work.If you are going to buy a "Gettysburg" book make it this one.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gettysburg companion, 30 Jan 2009
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THIS IS A SUPERB ACCOUNT OF THE CAMPAIGN,WITH MAPS THAT ENABLE YOU TO FOLLOW THE ACTION AND SOME NICE ILLUSTRATIONS THROWN IN,IF THE CIVIL WAR IS YOUR THING GET THIS BOOK NO MATTER HOW MANY BOOKS ON GETTYSBURG YOU'VE GOT,ITS ALL IN HERE RIGHT DOWN TO THE LAST ROUND.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Gettysburg Camapign, 2 April 2010
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An excellent volume providing a first-class overview of the battle and the associated campaign. Possess this and Coddington's The Gettysburg Campaign and you won't need to buy another book on the subject.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource, 5 Jan 2009
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An impressive and well laid out source of information regarding the battle, arms and equipment, the characters and forces involved. An essential addition to any Civil War library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gettysburg Companion, 17 Sep 2009
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Great maps,and illustrations...I highly recommend this book and Mark Adkin's companion book "The Waterloo Companion"...Excellent
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gettysburg in one volume, 29 Dec 2008
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A well written and superbly illustrated book. A must for any serious scholar of the American Civil War.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Gettysburg Companion - by Mark Adkin, 30 Dec 2013
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I like the way he writes. The detail and information are what I am looking for. Well presented with an abundance of information I did not know. The Companions to Trafalgar and Waterloo are equally good reads for those who want the detailed description of a battle. It is also a great tribute to the men (and for Trafalgar - women) who fought there.

Alan
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Gettysburg Companion: A Complete Guide to the Decisive Battle of Gettysburg..., 9 Aug 2013
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An extremely fine companion book tohave available with which o consult as you read the many books about the Battle of Gettysburg and the about many combatents eg. Generals Robert E Lee, George Meade, James Longstreet, Winfield Hancock and all of the others. First class battle plans & movements clearly defined.
It is very well written with masses of information about the men, their equiment, the terrain and the lines of battle strategics & movements. Mark Adkin has produced a definative and useful reference book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 1 Aug 2013
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I required it for my war gaming hobby. Throughout it is what I expected being very detailed.
The best book of its kind I have purchased.
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