SOURCE: Washington Post
by Marc Thiessen
Post columnist Marc Thiessen presents excerpts from his interview with historian Allen Guelzo, who offers a new explanation for where critical race theory originated.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Review of Books
by John Reeves
A reviewer concludes that Allen Guelzo's new biography succeeds in evaluating Robert E. Lee's military career but misses in its assessment of his relationship to slavery and his legacy.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Allen C. Guelzo
Lee is a study in contradictions, argues his most recent biographer. Can the public today engage with them?
SOURCE: Special to HNN
Gettysburg: The Last Invasion is the work of a consummate professional, and an excellent one-volume treatment for novice, fan, and scholar alike.
SOURCE: Yahoo News
For something that happened 150 years ago, the Battle of Gettysburg still generates its share of controversy. And myth, according to historian Allen Guelzo, “grows like weed out of controversy.”Guelzo, a professor of history at - appropriately enough - Gettysburg College, is the author of the recently published “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion.” He spoke with ABC News Political Director Rick Klein about the battle and his book – an exhaustively researched and detailed dive into the pivotal fight of the Civil War.Among the myths of Gettysburg that Guelzo debunks is that the battle was an accident – that Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia and George Gordon Meade’s Army of the Potomac merely happened upon each other in the hills of South Central Pennsylvania. “No, it was not really an accident,” said Guelzo. “At least not more of an accident than any battle in the Civil War was.”