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Posted November 26, 2009
A Civil War Prequel
John S. D. Eisenhower, son of President Eisenhower, has proven himself to be an extraordinary military historian with a subject range from the Mexican War to World War II. His biography of Winfield Scott, the outstanding soldier of his country from the War of 1812 to the Civil war is a must for the Civil War buff .Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Egotistical, vain, political, and brilliant Scott had significant influence over many of the West Pointed trained general both Union and Confederate. His strategic plan for victory while ridiculed by the press and politicians as "The Anaconda Plan" was nevertheless a key to the ultimate victory of the North