Winfield Scott and the Profession of Arms

Winfield Scott and the Profession of Arms

by Allan Peskin
     
 

"Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was arguably the premier soldier of his era. More than anyone else, he was responsible for the professionalization of the U.S. Army during his long career (1807-61)." "Allan Peskin's research in the National Archives unearthed records from the War Department that support his portrayal of General Scott as a forward-looking managerial officer… See more details below

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"Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was arguably the premier soldier of his era. More than anyone else, he was responsible for the professionalization of the U.S. Army during his long career (1807-61)." "Allan Peskin's research in the National Archives unearthed records from the War Department that support his portrayal of General Scott as a forward-looking managerial officer who accurately foresaw the coming of dramatic changes in technology and business principles for the military." Winfield Scott and the Profession of Arms is a balanced and thorough biography of this military figure. Scholars and military historians will welcome its significant contributions to the literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873387743
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
01/12/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

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