Articles of War: Winners, Losers (& Some Who Were Both) During the Civil War

Articles of War: Winners, Losers (& Some Who Were Both) During the Civil War

by Stackpole Books
     
 

A delightful collection of essays on 14 of the most intriguing figures of the Civil War.  See more details below

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A delightful collection of essays on 14 of the most intriguing figures of the Civil War.

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Library Journal
The background, psychology, and wartime activities of Civil War commanders Ulysses S. Grant, Nathan Bedford Forrest, George McClellan, William Clarke Quantrill, and others are the subject of the 13 essays contained in this volume. Written originally for popular historical journals, these studies are not documented but are based on the solid historical scholarship of Castel, history professor, winner of the Lincoln Prize for his Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 (Univ. Pr. of Kansas, 1992), and a respected author of other scholarly and popular studies. Dealing with the success and failure of the commanders, Castel's essays are otherwise unrelated but are quite readable, require no previous knowledge of the war or military, and are suitable for casual readers. Larger public libraries where Civil War interest is strong may wish to purchase this volume, though Thomas B. Buell's The Warrior Generals: Combat Leadership in the Civil War (Three Rivers, 1998) is a more comprehensive, documented study of the military leadership. Theresa McDevitt, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811700054
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.01(d)

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