On great fields : the life and unlikely heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
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xix, 483 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-449) and index.
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"Before 1862, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain had rarely left his home state of Maine, where he was a trained minister and mild-mannered professor at Bowdoin College. His colleagues were shocked when he volunteered for the Union army, but he was undeterred and later became known as one of the North's greatest heroes: On the second day at Gettysburg, after running out of ammunition at Little Round Top, he ordered his men to wield their bayonets in a desperate charge down a rocky slope that routed the Confederate attackers. Despite being wounded at Petersburg--and told by two surgeons he would die--Chamberlain survived the war, going on to be elected governor of Maine four times and serve as president of Bowdoin College. How did a stuttering young boy come to be fluent in nine languages and even teach speech and rhetoric? How did a trained minister find his way to the battlefield? Award-winning historian Ronald C. White delves into these contradictions in this definitive, cradle-to-death biography of General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, from his upbringing in rural Maine to his tenacious, empathetic military leadership and his influential post-war public service, exploring a question that still plagues so many veterans: How do you make a civilian life of meaning after having experienced the extreme highs and lows of war?"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

White, R. C. 1. (2023). On great fields: the life and unlikely heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (First edition.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

White, Ronald C. 1939-. 2023. On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

White, Ronald C. 1939-. On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Random House, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

White, Ronald C. 1939-. On Great Fields: The Life and Unlikely Heroism of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain First edition., Random House, 2023.

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