The Resource Commanding the storm : Civil War battles in the words of the generals who fought them, [selected and abridged by] John Richard Stephens

Commanding the storm : Civil War battles in the words of the generals who fought them, [selected and abridged by] John Richard Stephens

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Commanding the storm : Civil War battles in the words of the generals who fought them
Title
Commanding the storm
Title remainder
Civil War battles in the words of the generals who fought them
Statement of responsibility
[selected and abridged by] John Richard Stephens
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Beauregard and Custer to Lee and Sherman, twelve commanders from each sides of the Civil War vividly describe what they and their men experienced at twelve of the war's most legendary battles - from Fort Sumter to Appomattox Court House - in accounts gathered from letters, memoirs, reports, and testimonies. They relate personal triumphs and tragedies while covering strategies and explaining battlefield decisions. Trench warfare at Petersburg and Sherman's scorched earth policy in Georgia foreshadowed the world wars to come, and technological advancements - such as armored steamships, landmines, and machine guns - literally changed the landscape of war. Submarines and a time bomb even came into play. Informative biographies and headnotes for each battle give parallel statistics at a glance and establish context; sidebars cover notable tactics and technologies, including espionage, aerial reconnaissance, and guerilla warfare; and a concise roll-call outlines each commander's life in full after the war. Here, from the men who conducted and controlled it, is an invaluable sourcebook of what happened in the War Between the States and why
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NYP
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Dewey number
973.784
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E470
LC item number
.C6974 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Stephens, John Richard
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Command of troops
  • Generals
  • Generals
Label
Commanding the storm : Civil War battles in the words of the generals who fought them, [selected and abridged by] John Richard Stephens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892752680
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Lyons paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780762787906
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012034090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892752680
Label
Commanding the storm : Civil War battles in the words of the generals who fought them, [selected and abridged by] John Richard Stephens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn892752680
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Lyons paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780762787906
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012034090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)892752680

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