Seen the Glory: A Novel of the Battle of Gettysburg


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Simon & Schuster
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6.54 X 9.4 X 1.43 inches | 1.37 pounds
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About the Author

John Hough, Jr. grew up in Falmouth, Massachusetts and now lives on Martha's Vineyard. His grandfather and his father edited the Falmouth Enterprise and his great-uncle was for many years the editor of the Vineyard Gazette. Hough is the author of four previous novels, including The Last Summer, and three works of nonfiction.


"It reads as if you were there. Captures the chaos, excitement, brutality and nature of the battle as well as anyone has. It is the way I think a soldier in combat saw it." -- Scott Hartwig, Gettysburg Battlefield Historian
"Terrific. Hough has caught the spirit of young enlisted men in the army, and has done a splendid job of research on the Twentieth Massachusetts to get its role in the Gettysburg campaign right. It is a great read." -- James M. McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era
"Just when you think there are no new stories under the sun about the Civil War-here it comes! John Hough looks at the theme of race and the battle of Gettysburg from a strikingly different angle. Join up and go to war with these boys from the Vineyard; you won't be able to catch your breath until this fast, brilliant novel is over. Seen the Glory is an original, profound novel, with the best dialogue of the period I have ever read." -- Lee Smith, author of On Agate Hill, Fair and Tender Ladies, and Oral History
"John Hough has created a true American story, truer than our collective memory has allowed until now. For that reason it deepens our understanding of the waste and tragedy of the Civil War-and the challenge for us of living out its complicated legacy." -- Lorene Cary, author of Black Ice and The Price of a Child