Winfield Scott: The Quest for Military Glory / Edition 1

Winfield Scott: The Quest for Military Glory / Edition 1

by Timothy D. Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700609148

ISBN-13: 9780700609147

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"A fascinating study of a nineteenth-century Douglas MacArthur. I'm extremely impressed by Johnson's writing style, ability to bring Scott's personality alive, clear explanations of the Army's command structure, and deft analyses of military strategy. His treatment of Scott's role in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, the most significant phases of Scott's extended…  See more details below

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"A fascinating study of a nineteenth-century Douglas MacArthur. I'm extremely impressed by Johnson's writing style, ability to bring Scott's personality alive, clear explanations of the Army's command structure, and deft analyses of military strategy. His treatment of Scott's role in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War, the most significant phases of Scott's extended career, is especially astute."—Robert E. May, author of The Southern Dream of a Caribbean Empire, 1854-1861

"A fresh and engaging biography of 'Old Fuss and Feathers,' who helped shape American history in the antebellum republic, only to be eclipsed by the generation of Civil War officers who learned the art of war from him. Will appeal to scholars and general readers alike."—Richard Bruce Winders, author of Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War

Author Bio: Timothy D. Johnson is an associate professor of history at Lipscomb University in Nashville. He was a contributor to the books America at War and The Reader's Companion to Military History.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700609147
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Modern War Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

List of Maps and Illustrations

Prologue

1. Young Fuss and Feathers

2. Sloth, Ignorance, and Intemperance

3. Writing History with a Sword

4. In Peace, Prepare for War

5. Converting Friends into Enemies

6. Challenges during he Jackson Years

7. Diplomat and Politician

8. The Politics of Command

9. Olive Branch and Sword

10. Old Fuss and Feathers

11. Sage of the Army

Epilogue

Appendix

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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