"Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg"
"Sickles at Gettysburg"
Civil War Titles by
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide
James Hessler

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NOW AVAILABLE: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg: A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History.
Co-authored with fellow Licensed Battlefield Guide and National Civil War Museum CEO Wayne Motts, this is the first comprehensive battlefield guide to Lee and Longstreet's July 3 assault. 30+ full color maps and 150 photos!

Hard Cover first editions of Sickles at Gettysburg have long been sold out. High-priced used editions on the secondary market do not support the people who make these books possible. Contact our publisher at
www.savasbeatie.com and tell them that you want to see Sickles at Gettysburg return in Hard Cover. 

Several sites offer "signed bookplate" editions. Why settle for a bookplate when you can get an actual personalized signed copy here? The BEST PLACE to buy Sickles at Gettysburg is right here at

Author James Hessler (right) signs copies of the new "Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg" with co-author Wayne Motts (left) and cartographer Steve Stanley (center) at the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA. Visit the National Civil War Museum at  http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/.

May 2011: Thank you to the Gettysburg Civil War Round Table for awarding Sickles at Gettysburg as the most outstanding Gettysburg book of 2010.  

June 2010: We are thrilled to announce that the Robert E. Lee CWRT has awarded Sickles at Gettysburg with the prestigious "Bachelder-Coddington" book award as the best Gettysburg book of 2009. Thank you!

Sickles at Gettysburg was also a finalist in the Army Historical Foundation's Biography category for the 2009 Distinguished Writing Awards.

Jim would like to give a special thanks to those fellow Licensed Battlefield Guides and ALBG Associates who have supported both titles, "Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg" and "Sickles at Gettysburg". Thank You!

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Author James Hessler discussing Dan Sickles's 1859 murder of Philip Barton Key on a July 2015 "Harlem Hell Fighters" episode of Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Monument." Check the Travel Channel's site here for repeat air times.  http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/mysteries-at-the-monument/episodes/harlem-hellfighters-resurrected-jockey-braille 

New interview with "Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg" co-authors James Hessler, Wayne Motts, and Steve Stanley at Harry Smeltzer's "Bull Runnings" blog: https://bullrunnings.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/interview-hessler-motts-stanley-picketts-charge-at-gettysburg/

Check out our Gettysburg 150th Anniversary July 2, 2013 appearance on PCN-TV. http://pcntv.com/?s=Gettysburg+150th&x=0&y=0.  Also look for re-runs of our PCN TV Book Interview that first aired November 22, 2009 and continues to appear regularly in repeats. Also look for our April 2013 Manor College appearance in repeats. http://www.pcntv.com/shows_books.html

We shared an incredible experience with co-author Wayne Motts doing "play by play" for the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg's "Pickett's Charge" on July 3, 2013. Live from Cemetery Ridge. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/29/Gettysburg-150th-Commemoration-Begins 

Author James Hessler provides live coverage of Gettysburg's 150th for Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN-TV) on July 2, 2013.  

Tour Dan Sickles's Gettysburg with author and guide James Hessler on the "Gettysburg Daily":

Civil War Trust interview with author James Hessler on "Sickles at Gettysburg": 

James Hessler's article on Dan Sickles, battlefield preservationist, at the Civil War Trust:

Download James  Hessler's "Civil War Radio" podcast appearance (Episode 602, 9/4/2009): 

Listen to the excellent interview This Mighty Scourge's Mike Noirot, taped at Sickles's battlefield headquarters on the anniversay of July 2, 2009:

Fact or Fiction? Did Sickles really smoke that cigar while he was being carried off of the battlefield? Read the book to find out or check out our excerpt, entitled "Blowing Smoke", in the July 2009 issue of America's Civil War magazine.

Photos of a late-night gathering of authors at Gettysburg's legendary "Reliance Mines Saloon", including Ted Savas, J.D. Petruzzi, Steve Stanley, and John Hoptak at J.D.'s blog: 


NOW AVAILABLE: Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg: A Guide to the Most Famous Attack in American History

If you would like Jim to speak to your group regarding Sickles, Gettysburg, Custer, or for information on touring Gettysburg National Millitary Park, please contact him at custer7@comcast.net.
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