Sep 29, 2022
In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War
Posted by Alice Rains Trulock

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  • Title: In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War
  • Author: Alice Rains Trulock
  • ISBN: 9780807849804
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War Best Read || [Alice Rains Trulock], In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War, Alice Rains Trulock, In the Hands of Providence Joshua L Chamberlain and the American Civil War Deserve s a place on every Civil War bookshelf New York Times Book Review Trulock brings her subject alive and escorts him through a brilliant career One can easily say that the definitive work on Joshua Chamberlain has now been done James Robertson Richmond Times Dispatch An example of history as it should be written Th

In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War Best Read || [Alice Rains Trulock] - In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War, In the Hands of Providence Joshua L Chamberlain and the American Civil War Deserve s a place on every Civil War bookshelf New York Times Book Review Trulock brings her subject alive and escorts him through a brilliant career One can easily say that the definitive work on Jos

Alexw

Great subject which author who never wrote another book that I could find did an uninspired job of telling for first half of book in which the main non fiction character saved the Union by winning at Gettysburg Then she warmed to the subject and described in much better detail the other five 5 times he was wounded Overall a good read but considering the subject matter could have been much better.


Bob

If you have seen Gettysburg or otherwise are a Civil War buff, you know right away who Joshua Chamberlain is A strong argument could be made that his and the 20th Maine s stand on Little Round Top on the second day at Gettysburg was the turning point in the battle, and perhaps the Civil War Actually stand is not accurate out of ammunition, he led a bayonet charge of his troops that overwhelmed the opposing Confederate line Trulock s biography fleshes out this unlikely hero a college professor wh [...]


Steven Z.

Recently my daughter earned a position a position at Bowdoin College and when I visited the campus I was struck by the statue of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, an individual who I was familiar with but had not read much about A week before visiting the Bowdoin campus my wife and I celebrated our anniversary traveling up and down the Maine coast, and for those who know me, they could predict I would find a few books, and in this case they were two biographies of Chamberlain, one of which was Alice [...]


Sherrie House

Not a bad biography, going from what was known at the time She s a bit over the top with her hero worship, even for me and I ve been referred to as High Priestess of the Church of Saint Josh Her treatment of his wife iswell, less than generous Still, it s on my shelf and I still pick it up from time to time.


Jake

This was the first nonfiction work about Joshua L Chamberlain that I read I was pretty drunk on the Chamberlain kool aid at this point The biography didn t bring me back down off my high, but it got me closer.As with several other reviews, I feel duty bound to plug the book Stand Firm Ye Boys From Maine That is the book to read if you re are a fan of Chamberlain s now mythologized contribution to the Battle of Gettysburg However, I m not knocking this biography I really enjoyed it, and recommend [...]


Daniel Ziegelbauer

Definitely a book I found hard to put down and even difficult to have end Possibly the most definitive work on Joshua chamberlain if not the most informative and entertaining next to his own memoir A definite must read for any civil war follower but importantly for anyone who wishes to learn about a great human character and natural leader worthy to emulate as a design of providence itself.


Sarah

Read this way back in my initial Chamberlain is God phase, and it s probably the best biography of him to date Easy to read and good, good stuff What a great man


Rich

Interesting and filled with details, but of a hagiography than a biography.


Gregory J Wolfe

Combined bio and military historyOne of the most enjoyable reads I have had I quite some time Most people would likely enjoy at least a portion of the book The story of a great man from the simple parts of life to many of the details of his military service There are stories of childhood and romance of the 1800s and his early life to details of Civil War military conflicts The later chapters then read much like a biography of many who have acc ok polished so much their lives are worth writing ab [...]


Sarah

A well written biography of a worthy subject It s comprehensive when it comes to Chamberlain s Civil War service his post war life only takes up a few chapters, even though he lived another half century after I would have appreciated a bit about his time as Governor of Maine and his post war tenure at Bowdoin, but otherwise a good book I particularly appreciated that the author quoted heavily from Chamberlain s own writings as it helped give a real sense of the man.


Stephen P

An interesting biography of one of the interesting heroes of the Civil War While the author details the interesting life of a very unique man and leader, all but the most avid history buff will likely find the details of Chamberlain s life before and after the war to be tedious However, they are important to understand the hero of Little Round Top.


Carol Mcgarry

excellent book about an amazing man


Kathi

After Killer Angels became a best seller in 1993 almost 20 years after it was published a rather unsung hero of the Civil War emerged for the 20th century and beyond Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the beloved Maine professor turned inspirational Union general Perhaps Alice Rains Trulock began researching information about Chamberlain back in the 1970s, since it could well have taken her twenty years to gather all the letters, documents, papers, news releases, and that she needed to publish, in 19 [...]


Tim Glinatsis

As far as biographies go, this is a must read If you re not one for biographies, but you appreciate civil war stuff, it s also a great pick Chamberlain is probably most well known for his role at Little Round Top as famously depicted in Killer Angels , but I had no idea at just how sophisticated and nuanced his character was Nor did I know anything about his significant influence after the war especially in Maine Trulock s homework, research and investigation is absolutely mind boggling here She [...]


Bill Beseler

Another one of my all time favorites


Mark Singer

Thorough, well researched biography of a remarkable man Chamberlain was a college professor from Bowdoin College turned soldier who fought for the Union during the American Civil War, and who won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his vital role during the Battle of Gettysburg as the leader of the Twentieth Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment His later career was just as impressive I will admit that the reason I purchased this book was because of Chamberlains role in the Michael Shaara novel The [...]


Charles Phillips

Chamberlain was a marvel A classical scholar who was a natural military commander No West Point for Chamberlain, just literature and philosophy He would seem supremely unsuited to have an instinct for battle and a leadership style that had men follow him into hell He was a true citizen soldier I might not have liked him as a politician, but I can only have the greatest respect for him and his activity in the American Civil WAr.


Ryan

Just finished this one and loved it The author obviously loves Chamberlain and wants to make him look as good as possible, but it s really difficult not to love Chamberlain As great as he is at Gettysburg, he is just as brilliant perhaps so at the Battle of Quaker Road He is just a fascinating character to learn about a true man of faith, courage, loyalty, and ambition tempered by a sincere desire to serve his country and his fellowman.


Mike

Joshua Chamberlain was an amazing man He is someone that is worthy of emulation The led a full, and varied life Not many people would be capable of following in his footsteps Having a few men like him in government today, would go a long way in helping solve some of our most difficult problems.


Becky

I finally finished this I wanted background about his life when he wasn t fighting in the Civil War both before and after I felt bad when his relationship with his wife had problems I m so glad he lived his faith in God.


Tom

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a citizen soldier during the civil War is one of my heroes I have to paintings of him in my office He was an example of leadership used by the US Army in a leadership manual.


Lauren

Despite being a very thick book, the reading was smooth The way it read was beautiful, really It focuses mainly on his war years I greatly enjoyed it.


Rick

I think her descriptions of battles scenes was confusing Even battles I know well, I could hardly follow what she was writing.


Rodger

Loved it


Susan

Well worth the time spent reading this rather large book One of the overlooked heroes of the US Civil War, Chambers certainly is someone to admire.


Jessica Jewett

A credible biography but Trulock feeds into the ivory tower complex She does, however, cover the action and wounding at Petersburg very well.


Elizabeth

A decent account of the battles at Gettysburg, but otherwise reads a little too fangirl.


Sheila Myers

I became interested in learning about Joshua Chamberlain after seeing the movie Gettysburg This is a very good book about his life before, during, and after the Civil War.


Karen

Very good very interesting I read this after reading the Civil War by Shelby Foote


David

Excellent biography of one of the most interesting, and unlikely, Civil War Generals Goes into great depth of Chamberlain, without becoming boring or too dry I would highly recommend this book.



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