Well-written. Interesting. Nice amount of details.
Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg would be an excellent addition for any visitor to the battlefield. The chapters are short enough that a thoughtful tourist would have no problem reading them as he/she stood there.
It is a bit pricey for its size but it's a nifty guidebook nonetheless. I know I've seen similarly-priced tour books that weren't as well-written.
I own a number of McPherson's books - he is this generation's preeminent Civil War historian - and I'll be glad to put this one on the shelf with the others. Whenever I can convince my wife to let me return to Gettysburg (she gets bored after a couple of hours, I could spend days), I'll bring it along, that's for sure!
I rate this book 5 stars out of a possible 5 stars.
This book can be found on Amazon.com here: Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg by James McPherson.
Reviewed on June 15, 2004.