What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?

What Was the Battle of Gettysburg Four score and seven years ago begins Abraham Lincoln s beautiful speech commemorating the three day battle that turned the tide of the Civil War The South had been winning up to this point So how did

  • Title: What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?
  • Author: Jim O'Connor John Mantha James Bennett
  • ISBN: 9780448462868
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Four score and seven years ago begins Abraham Lincoln s beautiful speech commemorating the three day battle that turned the tide of the Civil War The South had been winning up to this point So how did Union troops stop General Robert E Lee s invasion of the North With black and white illustrations throughout and sixteen pages of photos, this turning point in histo Four score and seven years ago begins Abraham Lincoln s beautiful speech commemorating the three day battle that turned the tide of the Civil War The South had been winning up to this point So how did Union troops stop General Robert E Lee s invasion of the North With black and white illustrations throughout and sixteen pages of photos, this turning point in history is brought vividly to life.

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    1. "People don’t realize, you know, the civil war, if you think about it, why? People don’t ask that question, but why was there the civil war?"Donald J. TrumpIn these unpresidented times of blatant stupidity and ignorance, I would like to recommend this excellent series for Grade 3 reading level. I worked with it over several years, opening the world of history and biography to primary school students.I guarantee that those young readers ASKED THE QUESTION ("Why was there a civil war?"), and w [...]

    2. This is a very simple version of the Battle of Gettysburg. One of my only problems with this book is that I felt like it drug on and on and on. It is also a little all over the place. In the middle of a chapter, there is a two-page tidbit on whoever they are discussing in the book or if they feel there needs to be information added about a person or event. I feel like this could have waited until the end of the chapter or even in a added information section at the end of the book. However, it wa [...]

    3. So earlier this week I noticed the What was and the Where is part of this series and now I am seeing them everywhere. Isn't that always the case. I read this one with I Am Abraham Lincoln from the Ordinary People Change the World series and my mind is full of possibilities for connecting books to develop understanding an interest in or a passion for a time, a person, an event that will stick with them and foster new questions.

    4. I think that this book is very informational and that it is a good book. It is of course about the battle of Gettysburg. the battle of Gettysburg is a battle that lasted for about 3 days! I don't want to give away the story so read it yourself. I recommend this book to anybody who loves history, battles and wars.

    5. This book is all about the battle of Gettysburg of how they fight the war and how they tried to survive the battle. I learned they tired to battle to end slavery there was a loots of president of owned slaves because they want to plant cotton and Mack them money so they can have more and more slavery. And the other country wanted to keep slavery going so they battled that out.I liked this book because I did not know that there was a loot of people that wanted to end slavery and there was a loots [...]

    6. I really enjoyed reading this book with Kaye. We both learned a lot. That said, can we please stop writing a revisionist history of the Civil War?! The war was not about states rights and the more people try to say it was the more it glosses over a horrific part of US history, the fact that many many many white people didn't see African slaves as human, a fact which has enduring effects that are still seen, felt, and lived today. Acknowledging that about our past does not mean white people today [...]

    7. "What was the Battle of Gettysburg?" by Jim O'Connor is a well detailed story about the Battle of Gettysburg and what was so important about it. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in the Cival War. Whoever lost that fight, lost it all. We all know that the Union won or America would be divided in two. First, it didn't really mean to happen at all! The Confederates wanted to move into Philidelphia to take it over but Union forces accidently crossed their path. The Union was overmatche [...]

    8. Another great "Who Was" book read with Kiefer (and, sometimes, Ben)ough officially this was a "What Was" book. As Ben pointed out, these books supply only an introduction to important people or events. But that's a great service right there. This book especially was interrupted by questions from both boys about the war, the Army, which leader was better, and "When can we go visit?"On to the "Who Was" books about the top generals of this war

    9. Designed to be a basic overview of the biggest battle of the American Civil War and in that regard, it delivers. Mortifying when you consider 50,000 lives lost in 3 days and dedication to the author's distant 18YO relative brings it all home.

    10. I recently read the book "What was the Battle of Gettysburg?" by Jim O'Connor. This book explains all of the main events of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg was a war between the north and the south that lasted for three days and about 50,000 soldiers died. Just book explains how it was brother fighting brother, father fighting son, and friend fighting friend. Now in honor of the Battle of Gettysburg there is a cemetery that honors all of the fallen soldiers and their families. [...]

    11. Good little book about the battle of Gettysburg. took me all of about 40 minutes to read. would be interested in other little books like this about other American topics.

    12. Of course this was a VERY simplified version of the three days at Gettysburg, but it gave you the general idea of some major points that happened during those 3 bloody days. I liked the information pages about the people involved in the war, but I didn't like where they were. I personally feel like they should have all been together before the "chapters" or before the chapter started Not randomly in the chapter where the people are mentioned. Having the real pictures are great, but to me they sh [...]

    13. What was the battle of Gettysburg, By: Jim o'connerThe civil war occurred because the disagreement on slaves and state rights . The battle of Gettysburg was the deadliest battle of the Civil War. There was around 51,000 people Dead or wounded. The union army won the battle of Gettysburg. The union one because they had a hill to fight from and more cannons. They also had more soldiers. I like this book because it had 16 real photos inside and had plenty of information about each battle and all th [...]

    14. War is a difficult topic to write about for children and yet boys especially like to read about it. The causes of war are especially complex. How do you explain that complexity in a way that is understandable yet accurate. O'Connor does a nice job of that in this book. While the issues involved in the Civil War were much more complex than explained here, this does provide a nice introduction to the topic. The illustrations while not 100% accurate provide a glimpse into what it might have been li [...]

    15. What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? This book was good because of all the information regarding this battle. It gives specific details on major deaths that occurred during the battle. It also gives details on the positions and how long the lines were. It concludes with Abraham Lincoln's speech given during a ceremony of a new cemetery titled The Gettysburg Address, and a soldier letter home. I would recommend this book to schools learning about the civil war and people who want a short read about [...]

    16. Genre: Non-FictionPages: 106Author: Jim O' Connor Date Finished: May 9th, 2013Brief summary: This book is about the North and the South battling for slavery and there was lots of fights but the most bloodiest fight is the one in Gettysburg. It was a big fight and lots of great things happened.Comments: This is a great book and if you want to learn more about the North and South wars then this would be a great book for you.

    17. These "What was" books are excellent. They are located in the Juvenile section of my library, and this older adult is tickled to have found them. The Gettysburg battle is pretty complicated, and I've read a number of books on the subject. For the first time, I begin to wrap my head around what happened here.

    18. This book was filled with a lot of helpful information. It's pretty much all you need to know. Just put into a shorter form. I really don't like non fiction books. I liked how the author put in the information pages on the people. You got to learn even more while learning! It was a good, short read. And I reccommend it to everyone!

    19. Lots of information, but in random order. They had Lee and Grant signing the surrender . . . THEN went on to describe the battle.I was so upset they did not include Colonel Joshua Cumberland, who heroically defended Little Round Top with bayonets because his commanding officer miscalculated southern troop movements and they had no ammunition.

    20. This book is written by Jim O'Connor. It's a really good book that's filled with facts about the battle. It's about the famous battle of Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) during the American civil war. The war took place during July first through the third. This book tells the stories of the battles, generals, civilians and who won the battle. If you like the civil war then I recommend this book.

    21. Do not let the cover of this book fool you. This is actually one of the most fact soaked in a concise format book on Gettysburg that I have ever written. It was engrossing. I couldn't put it down. There were some photos that I felt were maybe a bit age inappropriate for its target audience, but an excellent research or general learning book.

    22. A lovely, well illustrated, easy to understand book about the battle of Gettysburg. Simple but not simplistic with a great lay-out for students - probably KS3 but could be deployed for lower ability KS4 to engage or to give simple cause and consequence.

    23. I read this book. I got many information. But, seriously, for a non-American like me, it is sure hard to keep on with this 100 pages of book. It's like I'm learning history, but in a confusing way. But still, I got the main idea of the plot.

    24. This book is very informational and filled with facts that students will be able to understand without much hardship. This book is about the Civil War and the turning point of the Civil War which took place from the Battle of Gettysburg. This book wound be great to use for the civil war unit.

    25. This book was wonderful.It had a lot of information about the battle.It lasted for three days.How crazy is that!Soldires died and generals who were good friends fought against each other.I reccomend the book to people who like battles war and nonfiction.

    26. I read this to the kids in preparation for our trip to Gettysburg. It is short and easy to understand, but a very good review for the battle and a great way to get kids interested in learning more. Oh, who am I kidding--it got me interested, too!

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