The Great Commanders of the American Civil War

The Great Commanders of the American Civil War Union & Confederate Generals Head-to-Head

Hardback (06 Apr 2017) | English

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Synopsis

Who were the greatest commanders of the American Civil War, and what made them so? In The Great Commanders of the American Civil War, the best military leaders of both sides are pitted against each other and their strengths and weaknesses examined - Robert E. Lee versus George Meade at Gettysburg, Ulysses S. Grant versus Albert Sidney Johnston at Shiloh, William Tecumseh Sherman versus John Bell Hood in the March to the Sea, along with eight other pairs. The book also explores a decisive battle between each pair of adversaries, highlighting the decisions made and why the battle was won. Each featured battle includes a contextual introduction, a description of the action, and an analysis of the aftermath. A specially commissioned colour map illustrating the dispositions and movement of forces brings the subject to life and helps the reader grasp the course of each battle. Featuring full-colour illustrations, paintings and photographs alongside the battle maps, The Great Commanders of the American Civil War is a fascinating comparison of the greatest Confederate and Union military leaders.

Book information

ISBN: 9781782745136
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
Imprint: Amber Books
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1040g
Height: 276mm
Width: 214mm
Spine width: 22mm