The Battlefield Guide

  • Harpers Ferry / Antietam / Gettysburg
    Poems by Rodger Martin

    The Battlefield Guide is a time-traveler's guide to the battlefields that shaped the American conscience. It explores obscure but fascinating links to the world of today and tests the assumptions of that American conscience.      

    Included with the book is a CD of a musical performance of both “Gettysburg” and “Antietam.”

    "The Battlefield Guide follows in the footsteps of Herman Melville’s Battle Pieces and Stephen Vincent Benet’s John Brown’s Body, but rather than use the poems as a viewmaster from which to imagine the Civil War, this volume strives to use those landscapes as a prism from which to view ourselves, Americans, in all the contemporary shades and colors that have evolved since the Civil War." —From the Introduction


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