Generals South, Generals North

Generals South, Generals North

The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered

eBook - 2011
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With April 12, 2011, set to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War at Fort Sumter, the time is ripe for a new assessment of the conflict's most influential and controversial military leaders. Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-four such commanderstwelve each from the Confederacy and the Union. Best-selling author and military historian Alan Axelrod presents a biography of each, narrates the major engagements in which each fought (emphasizing tactical leadership and outcome produced), and explores each man's ever-controversial reputation. His consequent rankings are based on both historical and modern-day sources. <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Each profile is accompanied by callout quotations, photographs of the general, additional illustrations such as battle depictions, and a map depicting either a major engagement or the general's movements throughout the war. The result is an ideal quick reference for Civil War buffs and a beautiful addition to the library of general readers that is sure to start as many arguments as it settles.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780762774883
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 311 pages) :,illustrations, maps.


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