This is a great read for the Civil War buff - Days of Darkness: The Gettysburg Civilians by William G. Williams, published in 1986 by the White Mane Publishing Company of Shippensburg, PA. It is a hardcover volume with its original dust jacket that is in very good, very clean condition, with clean, tight pages, a strong binding and the cover is in excellent condition, well protected by the dust jacket, which has minor wear. The cover itself is blue with gold gilt lettering. This book tells of the impact of the battle of Gettysburg itself on the 2,200 civilians that lived there, as well as the aftermath, when the town became one giant hospital for months with over 22,000 wounded men, and was responsible for the bodies of those that dies as a result of the battle. Taken from diaries, recollections and newspaper reports, the author tells the human side of the Battle of Gettysburg, one that wasn't as well known as the battle tactics and army movements. This would be a great addition to your library or collection.