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Great Commanders Head to Head: The Battles of the Civil War
     

Great Commanders Head to Head: The Battles of the Civil War

by Kevin J. Dougherty
 

There have been many books written about the Civil War, but none have captured the bloody battles quite like Great Commanders Head to Head. Discover what drove Ulysses S. Grant and other great Civil War leaders on and off the battlefield, and how their victories and losses shaped the war—and America. Each chapter examines a decisive battle between a

Overview

There have been many books written about the Civil War, but none have captured the bloody battles quite like Great Commanders Head to Head. Discover what drove Ulysses S. Grant and other great Civil War leaders on and off the battlefield, and how their victories and losses shaped the war—and America. Each chapter examines a decisive battle between a pair of imposing adversaries, featuring some of the greatest American commanders in battle: Lee vs. McClellan on the blood-soaked fields of Antietam, Beauregard vs. McDowell at First Manassas, and Sherman vs. Hood in the March to the Sea. Each head-to-head battle includes a contextual introduction, a description of the action, and an analysis of the aftermath. Military experts share their insights into the strategies of each commander. Specially commissioned, full-color maps depict an overhead view of featured battles, including the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Conflicts are described as they happened, with insightful annotations and color-coded symbols to show the movement of opposing forces. Special box features showcase opposing commanders’ strengths and weaknesses, and offer analysis as to why one triumphed on the battlefield while the other failed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592239887
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
08/11/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Dougherty is a retired U.S. Army officer and currently an instructor in the Department of History at the University of Southern Mississippi. His books include The Peninsula Campaign: A Military Analysis and Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience. He lives with his wife and two children in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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