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Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg
     

Grant Wins the War: Decision at Vicksburg

by James R Arnold
 

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James Arnold argues that the Battle of Vicksburg was the decisive turning point in the Civil War. He shows how the Union victory there transformed the perception of General Ulysses S. Grant from that of a drunken incompetent whose position as army commander was on the line to that of the North's indispensable military man. Arnold also demonstrates that Grant's

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James Arnold argues that the Battle of Vicksburg was the decisive turning point in the Civil War. He shows how the Union victory there transformed the perception of General Ulysses S. Grant from that of a drunken incompetent whose position as army commander was on the line to that of the North's indispensable military man. Arnold also demonstrates that Grant's decision to disregard orders and proceed was the single most important command decision of the war.

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Carl Smith
In vivid prose and with well-researched detail Arnold brings the man and the events to life, giving the book the feeling of being drawn from contemporary headlines...For a well-written, insightful, and page-turning account of the river wars surrounding the Vicksburg campaign which together with Gettysburg turned the tide of the American Civil War, read this book.
Osprey Military Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620456729
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

JAMES R. ARNOLD is a military historian and the author of twelve books, including Presidents Under Fire and Napoleon Conquers Austria.

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