A Bird's-Eye View of Our Civil War

A Bird's-Eye View of Our Civil War

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by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
     
 

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Following the course of Civil War campaigns can be taxing for even the most well-read military scholar. The operations at major sites such as Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Petersburg were complicated matters, with generals on each side commanding infantry and cavalry brigades from different positions and making simultaneous movements along complex geographic routes;

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Following the course of Civil War campaigns can be taxing for even the most well-read military scholar. The operations at major sites such as Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and Petersburg were complicated matters, with generals on each side commanding infantry and cavalry brigades from different positions and making simultaneous movements along complex geographic routes; the battles were less climactic moments than prolonged struggles marked by continual flux. But Theodore Ayrault Dodge makes it easy. With his well-drawn maps, his positioning of each movement with its date and, where important, time, his enumeration of the size of—and the losses suffered by—the various forces engaged, Dodge makes every episode of this long war clear and comprehensible. His concise military history of the American Civil War evenhandedly treats major and minor operations with the space each deserves, presenting a kind of skeleton of the Civil War. Here is perhaps the only general history that avoids over-detailed descriptions and technical terms, withholds partisan bias, treats generals on both sides with admiration and respect, and communicates elegantly yet succinctly, calmly yet vividly, the entire course of the conflict that changed the way men and nations make war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306808456
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
03/22/1998
Edition description:
1 DA CAPO
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 7.94(h) x 1.08(d)

Meet the Author

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1842–1909) served in the New York volunteer infantry during the Civil War. His books include Alexander, Hannibal, The Campaign of Chancellorsville, A Bird's Eye View of Our Civil War, Gustavus Adolphus, Cesar,and Napoleon (in four volumes).

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bird's-eye view of our Civil War 3.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 13 reviews.
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Not a bad chronological view of the war. Of course, given the speaker, heavily biased to the Northern point of view.
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Boring book mot reccommended
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Boss
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost made me gag it was the worst book in the history of books i wouldnt recomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have yet to read thus book but I look to the reviews for an idea of what to look forward to. But when I see the same reviews word for word to numerous books, it really makes me want nothing to do with the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Firsst thing i saw i wanna learn about. The civil war i need a little more practice this should be very intresting to learn this should be chalenging to remember
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