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The companion volume to Stars in Their Courses, this marvelous account of Grant's siege of the Mississippi port of Vicksburg continues Foote's ...
The companion volume to Stars in Their Courses, this marvelous account of Grant's siege of the Mississippi port of Vicksburg continues Foote's narrative of the great battles of the Civil War--culled from his massive three-volume history--recounting a campaign which Lincoln called "one of the most brilliant in the world."
Posted July 6, 2008
An outstanding account of the turning point of the civil war in the western theater. After 7 failed attempts to reach Vicksburg from the north, Grant moves his army south of Vicksburg with naval cooperation and help from his trusted friend William Sherman. U.S. troops cross the Mississippi River, sack Jackson, Mississippi and move toward Vicksburg. The author provides an insight into the minds of the northern and southern general's leadership qualities , strategy , and tactics. The battle illustrates how important teamwork is in dire situations. A wonderful historical account and a ' must read' for civil war enthusiasts !
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Posted June 28, 2001
The story of the capture of the city of Vicksbug Mississippi is one of the less told parts of the Civil War taught in primary schools. The story is here very well told and really gives you an idea of the development of U.S. Grant, William T. Sherman and many others who helped turn the tide for the Union and eventually won the war. The little stories told within the larger framework gives you a glimpse at the personal side not only of the general but of the average soldiers themselves. Shelby Foote is one of the best authors on the subject of the Civil War we have today or are likely ever to have in the future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 12, 2010
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