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Generals south, generals north : the commanders of the Civil War reconsidered /

Alan Axelrod.

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Main Author: Axelrod, Alan
Published: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2011.
Topics: Generals - United States - Biography. | Generals - Confederate States of America - Biography. | HISTORY - General. | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Historical. | HISTORY - United States - State & Local - General.
Regions: United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Biography. | United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Campaigns. | United States. | United States - Confederate States of America.
Genres: Electronic books. | Biographies. | History.
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Main Author: Axelrod, Alan, 1952-
Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 311 pages) : illustrations, maps
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-296) and index.
ISBN: 9780762774883 (electronic bk.)
0762774886 (electronic bk.)


Summary: 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 & nbsp;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> & nbsp;<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> & nbsp.
Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865)
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