The Beleaguered City: The Vicksburg Campaign, DEC. 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library Series)

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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 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."

The companion volume to Stars in Their Courses, this marvelous account of Grant's siege of the Mississippi port of Vicksburg continues Foote's ...

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Overview

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."

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."

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**** Originally published in 1963 as a section of The Civil War, v.2. Cited in BCL3. A Modern Library edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679601708
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/28/1995
  • Series: Modern Library Series
  • Edition number: 1995
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 664,664
  • Product dimensions: 4.97 (w) x 7.55 (h) x 1.06 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2008

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    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2001

    The real reason for Gettysburg!

    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.

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