Civil War Command And Strategy: The Process Of Victory And Defeat [NOOK Book]

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In this comparative history of Union & Confederate command & strategy, Jones shows us how the Civil War was actually conducted. Looking at decision-making at the highest levels, Jones argues that President Lincoln & Davis & most of their senior generals brought to the context of the Civil War a broad grasp of established mil. strategy & its historical applications, as well as the ability to make significant strategic innovations. He emphasizes the role of maneuvers as well as the significance...
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Civil War Command And Strategy: The Process Of Victory And Defeat

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Overview


In this comparative history of Union & Confederate command & strategy, Jones shows us how the Civil War was actually conducted. Looking at decision-making at the highest levels, Jones argues that President Lincoln & Davis & most of their senior generals brought to the context of the Civil War a broad grasp of established mil. strategy & its historical applications, as well as the ability to make significant strategic innovations. He emphasizes the role of maneuvers as well as the significance of battles, & demonstrates that the war was a multi-faceted blend of traditional warfare with early influences of the industrial age.

In a comparative study of Union and Confederate decision-making at its highest levels, Jones analyzes and evaluates the commands of Lincoln, Davis, Lee, Grant, and others, to demonstrate how the war was a multifaceted blend of traditional warfare conducted at the beginning of the Industrial Age.

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In this masterful reappraisal of the Civil War commanders and the effectiveness of their strategies for attaining victory, Jones forcefully develops the revisionist concepts about Civil War leadership initially advanced in his and Herman Hattaway's How the North Won (Univ. of Illinois Pr., 1983). Informed readers conversant with Jones's sources will be challenged by his persuasive reevaluation of the performance of Halleck and Beauregard, among others. Likewise, those holding conventional notions about the military conduct of the Civil War will be startled or provoked by his singularly unconventional analysis of the strategies employed. Highly recommended for college and university libraries supporting military studies. History Book Club main selection.-- Lawrence E. Ellis, Broward Community Coll. Lib., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439105818
  • Publisher: Free Press
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 942,276
  • File size: 3 MB

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