Central Florida – January 14, 2020 – A fascinating new book that has broken major ground in multiple fields of history, Phillip Thomas Tucker’s Custer at Gettysburg, A New Look at George Armstrong Custer versus Jeb Stuart in the Battle’s Climactic Cavalry Charges, has taken a fresh and new look into George Armstrong Custer’s dramatic contributions in saving the day for the Union at Gettysburg. Custer had been promoted brigadier general only days before the showdown at Gettysburg to make his invaluable tactical contributions, including leading two cavalry charges, to decisive victory on July 3, 1863.
Written by award-winning and prolific historian Phillip Thomas Tucker PhD, his latest book Custer at Gettysburg has presented new views and insights into Custer and the Battle of Gettysburg. Published by Stackpole Books (an imprint of The Rowman and Littlefield Press), the book was released to press and literary acclaim on November 1, 2019.
The dramatic showdown at Gettysburg, the most important battle of the Civil War, was a dynamic and decisive turning point of the career of young Brigadier General Custer. Dr. Tucker has presented the crucial cavalry actions of this riveting battle in an entirely new and fresh perspective to overturn generations of outdated history. Young Brigadier George Armstrong Custer and his Michigan troopers played the leading role in saving the day by thwarting the attacks of Stuart’s cavalry, which had targeted the Union Army’s rear on the decisive afternoon of July 3, 1863 — a long forgotten decisive turning point of not only the Battle of Gettysburg, but also of American History.
Eye-opening and fascinating, Tucker’s lively narrative is a penetrating recounting of a defining moment and key turning point in the battle’s and the war’s outcome. From the beginnings of the Michigan ‘Wolverines’ to Custer’s key decision-making on decisive July 3, Tucker keeps his readers hooked throughout as they find their modern surroundings dissolved and replaced by the sounds of hooves, deafening gunfire, and the magic and might of the battlefield.
Phillip Thomas Tucker is the recipient of a highly-prestigious award for the best book in Southern history in 1993 and a former member of the Department of Defense historian who served for more than 20 years. The author of nearly 65 groundbreaking books in multiple fields of history, Dr. Tucker has masterfully presented an insightful new chapter of forgotten American history — and an extremely important one — that has needed to be told for more than 150 years.
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