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Generals South, Generals North

The Commanders Of The Civil War Reconsidered

By Alan Axelrod, 1952-

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 commanders—twelve 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.

 

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.

 

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9780762761494


Format: Book
Author: Axelrod, Alan, 1952-
Summary: "A timely new look at the key military leaders of the Civil War--with rankings, photos, and more. By the time the Civil War was over, 583 generals had served in the Union army and 572 in the Confederate army. A few were brilliant. Many should never have held command. But others learned on the job and did their utmost--or even gave their utmost...best-selling author and military historian Alan Axelrod chooses the two dozen generals who had the greatest impact on the course and outcome of the war..."--Dust jacket.
Title: Generals south, generals north : the commanders of the Civil War reconsidered / Alan Axelrod.
Publisher Date: Guilford, CT : Lyons/Globe Pequot, c2011.
Subject: Generals -- United States -- Biography Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
Isbn: 9780762761494 0762761490
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Call Number: 973.70922 Axelrod
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Format: Book
Author: Axelrod, Alan, 1952-
Summary: "A timely new look at the key military leaders of the Civil War--with rankings, photos, and more. By the time the Civil War was over, 583 generals had served in the Union army and 572 in the Confederate army. A few were brilliant. Many should never have held command. But others learned on the job and did their utmost--or even gave their utmost...best-selling author and military historian Alan Axelrod chooses the two dozen generals who had the greatest impact on the course and outcome of the war..."--Dust jacket.
Title: Generals south, generals north : the commanders of the Civil War reconsidered / Alan Axelrod.
Publisher, Date: Guilford, CT : Lyons/Globe Pequot, c2011.
Description: viii, 311 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Generals -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Part one : Generals south : P.G.T Beauregard -- Joseph E. Johnston -- Robert E. Lee -- Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson -- Albert Sidney Johnston -- Braxton Bragg -- John Hunt Morgan -- Nathan Bedford Forrest -- J.E.B. Stuart -- James Longstreet -- John Bell Hood -- Jubal Early ; Part two : Generals north : Winfield Scott -- George B. McClellan -- John Pope -- Ambrose E. Burnside -- Henry Wager Halleck -- Ulysses S. Grant -- William Tecumseh Sherman -- Joseph Hooker -- George H. Thomas -- Winfield Scott Hancock -- George Gordon Meade -- Philip H. Sheridan.
ISBN: 9780762761494
ISBN: 0762761490
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Call Number: 973.70922 Axelrod