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Drawing on "West's" long-lost journals and diaries, Brayton Harris offers an unusual focus on the ...
Drawing on "West's" long-lost journals and diaries, Brayton Harris offers an unusual focus on the often-overlooked activities in the Western Theater: New Orleans, Cairo, and St. Louis; action on the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Rivers; the battles of Wilson's Creek and Shiloh; Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's ill-fated invasion of Kentucky (where West was the only Union correspondent included in the invasion force); and, later, the fall of Richmond (where West was may have been the first Union journalist to enter the city).
A book for anyone interested in military-media relations, war correspondents, a look at aspects of the War often skipped over-or just a good old fashioned story.
SPECIAL includes what may be the most complete bibliography of books and articles by or about West's journalistic compatriots-who were also his competitors in the race to get the news first. And, maybe, sometimes get it right.
Portions of SPECIAL appeared in "Civil War," the magazine of the Civil War Society, 1994.