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The General"s War

David Hall

The General"s War

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Published by Xlibris Corporation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • War fiction,
  • War & Military,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Men"s Adventure

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages271
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11718721M
    ISBN 101413423272
    ISBN 109781413423273
    OCLC/WorldCa227972943

    First, some arbitrary rules that have guided my selection of titles. The Civil War, in other words, was no simple episode in our The Generals War book history, despite all our efforts to see it only as blue versus gray, brother against brother. Relying on unpublished soldier letters and diaries to great effect, Davis reveals in stunning detail what was in the hearts and minds of Northern soldiers who adored their president and who made the crucial difference in electing him to a second term in What's remarkable about this book is how much ground it covers, including perspicacious tidbits about Lincoln, in just over pages. Norman Schwarzkopf were tasked with developing a unified plan from these separate, sometimes conflicting agendas, they never fully harmonized the war plans.

    Generally, each dozen or so hours those real hours, of course a new war starts The Generals War book the world map, in which all three sides of the conflict take part: America, Germany and Soviet Union. For some of these men and other officers as well as those killed during the battleShiloh would be their shining moment before fading immediately or soon after into obscurity, and it would have been nice to get some deeper profiles of those individuals who made significant contributions but would never become household names—men like Union colonels John A. In emphasizing "character in leadership," it seems the book would have profited from expanding these parts a bit more. For another, it defies ready description because it offers a nuanced -- and, to a certain degree, a disturbing -- interpretation of the Civil War.

    Though less relevant, sometimes the abbreviated nature of the leader profiles also omits important parts of a general's later career. This game mode is played exclusively from your internet browser, and not like the "normal" game on the engine of the game. To effect the kind of transformation Ricks would like to The Generals War book would probably require a chief of staff with the stature and certitude of a George C. Without any notes to guide the reader, it's unclear if Tagg is completely unaware of the respected revisionist scholarship of Gail Stephens, Charles Beemer, and others none of their books are listed in the Critical Bibliography either or is simply unconvinced by their arguments and those of other active Shiloh historians when it comes to reassessing Wallace. McPherson, now a professor emeritus at Princeton University, set out to tell the story of the Civil War in a single though huge volume by writing a gripping narrative that relied on eyewitness accounts of the war and on the most recent scholarship in the field of Civil War studies.


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The General"s War by David Hall Download PDF Ebook

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When it came to single-shot breech-loading rifles, the British already had several cavalry regiments outfitted with them before the Civil War, and their army-wide adoption of breech-loading rifles actually preceded the U.

For instance, the book's Army of the Ohio organizational summary is clearly very heavily influenced by Prokopowicz's All For The Regiment. These ranks were Brigadier General and ranking above that was Major General.

The top 12 Civil War books ever written

The author also addresses claims that a stubborn British quest for decisive battle ignored abundant contradictory evidence offered by Civil War armies.

In this robustly written book, William C. Seldom are Army officers cashiered anymore by their military superiors and especially not for mere failure to perform at the highest level in wartime. Advertisement: 8. Well cognizant of what increased firepower and range meant to current and future battlefields, while also appreciating that ultimate success required forward The Generals War book in spite of newfound defensive capabilities, British authorities were The Generals War book impressed with how late-war ACW commanders particularly General Sherman around Atlanta were able to use trenches on the offensive.

Reunification became a joyful event, but it came at a steep price. This book leaves sharp images lingering in the reader's mind, largely because Catton expertly sets scenes, describes people in human terms, and refuses to disguise the The Generals War book, malevolent and heartless aspects of war.

The "Critical Bibliography" helps in a general way, and some passages have very recognizable antecedents. Hitler's Generals on Trial focuses on two goals set out for the trials.

It works based on different, but at the same time somehow similar rules. For another, it defies ready description because it offers a nuanced -- and, to a certain degree, a disturbing -- interpretation of the Civil War. He achieved his goal admirably and with great flourish.

In the end, Michael Somerville's Bull Run to Boer War is highly persuasive in making that The Generals War book that the Civil War's role in reshaping the British Army to meet the challenges of the next century, though limited in scope, remains greatly underestimated in both popular and professional historical writing.

By any measure, this is the best one-volume history of the war. This book is very highly recommended reading for all students of the American Civil War as well as those concerned with the half-century of British Army development that preceded its involvement in the Great War. They had the same defensible wait and see attitude when it came to machine guns, which in their early forms were less than mobile and prone to malfunction.

For example, I've not included any biographies on this list -- an exclusion that some may find indefensible. He also has a deep wellspring of knowledge about both military policy and military history. Generally, each dozen or so hours those real hours, of course a new war starts on the world map, in which all three sides of the conflict take part: America, Germany and Soviet Union.

Union manufacture and deployment of heavy rifled artillery was another main concern, though mainly as a new data point be evaluated alongside their own extensive ordnance testing the latter results of which they tended to favor in part due to their conclusion that U.

Co-authored by former chief of staff of the OKH German Army High Command Franz Halder and former field marshals Walter von Brauchitsch and Erich von Mansteinalong with other senior military figures, the document aimed to portray the German armed forces as apolitical and largely innocent of the crimes committed by the Nazi regime.

For these soldiers, the president became "Father Abraham," and their devotion to him and to their country manifested itself in their faith that his leadership would eventually pilot them down the road to victory.

His name was Judah P. This points to a subtle but important change in military attitudes over the years.

Stephen W. LaFantasie December 27, AM UTC If, like me, you received a necktie with reindeer on it from Santa instead of a good Civil War book under the Christmas tree, then you might try selecting one for yourself from my own list of the top 12 Civil War books, which I offer here in the spirit of the season and, even more appropriately, as the th anniversary of the war is about to begin.

Grant, the Union army's general in chief, and William Tecumseh Sherman, his subordinate. If you are only casually interested in the Civil War, this is the one book you should read and own.Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq were all small, ambiguous, increasingly unpopular wars, and in each, success was harder to define than it was in World War II.

Firing generals seemed to send a signal to Author: Thomas E. Ricks. In his study of American generals from World War II on, The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today, Thomas E.

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As with me, for anyone already familiar with these generals and the war, this book holds nothing new and would probably also be a .