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Generals South, Generals North: The Commanders of the Civil War…

by Alan Axelrod

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An excellent series of essays on 24 generals (12 North and 12 South) who ranged from horrible and infamous to merely competent to outstanding generals key to winning. This book, though not without a few evaluations which I disagree with, would be of great use to both Civil War scholars and the armchair historian alike. I cannot wait to purchase a copy of it myself! ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
An excellent series of essays on 24 generals (12 North and 12 South) who ranged from horrible and infamous to merely competent to outstanding generals key to winning. This book, though not without a few evaluations which I disagree with, would be of great use to both Civil War scholars and the armchair historian alike. I cannot wait to purchase a copy of it myself! ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
An excellent series of essays on 24 generals (12 North and 12 South) who ranged from horrible and infamous to merely competent to outstanding generals key to winning. This book, though not without a few evaluations which I disagree with, would be of great use to both Civil War scholars and the armchair historian alike. I cannot wait to purchase a copy of it myself! ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
An excellent series of essays on 24 generals (12 North and 12 South) who ranged from horrible and infamous to merely competent to outstanding generals key to winning. This book, though not without a few evaluations which I disagree with, would be of great use to both Civil War scholars and the armchair historian alike. I cannot wait to purchase a copy of it myself! ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0762761490, Hardcover)

Generals South, Generals North highlights twenty-fourcommanders—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.

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"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.… (more)

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