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The Living and the Dead

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Kent Gramm. Photographs by Chris Heisey


Hardcover (Other formats: E-book)
232 pages, 8.25 x 9.25, 90 illustrations


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“The rich trove of insightful prose and lyric poetry vignettes in Gettysburg: The Living and the Dead are evidence that Kent Gramm’s sensibility, intellect, and style have produced the masterwork of one of our finest writers. And Chris Heisey’s ninety-one distinctive photographs provide imaginative perspectives on the battlefield that inspire me to say they are among the finest of the thousands of such photographs I have seen.”—David Madden, author of Sharpshooter: A Novel of the Civil War

“This is an exquisite, original, evocative book. Writer Gramm and photographer Heisey have joined in a luminous alliance of word and picture to celebrate and commemorate people and places of Gettysburg. Their collaboration elegantly fuses the voices and tones of fourscore and seven speakers, past and present, with the shadings and colors of battlefield images made in all weathers and seasons, at all times of day. Lincoln spoke of consecration far above our poor power to add or detract. But this book is a powerful monument to the devotion he urged.”—Stephen Cushman, author of Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War
“Gettysburg—the place and the battle—is offered here in a kind of fifth dimension, a remarkable assembly of haunts, gripping and moving, that is very hard to put down.”—Stephen W. Sears, author of Gettysburg
“Gramm and Heisey have collaborated to produce a moving, thought-provoking, and fascinating literary and photographic narrative destined to enthrall not only readers already interested in the American Civil War but the general public as well. This original presentation is a masterpiece of creative writing merged with equally creative photography. Hats off to Gramm and Heisey for opening our eyes to new ways of thinking about a topic that many readers mistakenly believed had already been thoroughly explored.”—Gordon C. Rhea, author of On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 415, 1864