Did Little Round Top make Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s career? Did the movie Gettysburg make Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain?
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the movie Gettysburg, historian Tom Desjardin joins the Emerging Civil War Podcast to talk about the impact of the movie on our memory of Chamberlain–as well as Tom’s own experiences behind the scenes consulting on the movie.
Dr. Desjardin is a Chamberlain biographer and the author of Stand Firm Ye Boys From Maine: The 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign and These Honored Dead: How the Story of Gettysburg Shaped American Memory. (The latter book, by the way, is one of podcast host Chris Mackowski’s favorite Civil War books–here’s why.)
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