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Author Girardi, Robert I.

Title The Civil War generals : comrades, peers, rivals-- in their own words / Robert I. Girardi.

Publication Info. Minneapolis, MN : Zenith Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    355 GIR    Available
Description 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references( pages 295-300) and index
Contents On Generalship -- Union Generals -- Confederate Generals -- Composite Quotes.
Summary "The Civil War Generals offers an unvarnished and largely unknown window into what military generals wrote and said about each other during the Civil War era. Drawing on more than 170 sources--including the letters, diaries, and memoirs of the general officers of the Union and Confederate armies, as well as their staff officers and other prominent figures--Civil War historian Robert Girardi has compiled a valuable record of who these generals were and how they were perceived by their peers. The quotations within paint revealing pictures of the private subjects at hand and, just as often, the people writing about them--a fascinating look at the many diverse personalities of Civil War leadership. More than just a collection of quotations, The Civil War Generals is also a valuable research tool, moving beyond the best-known figures to provide contemporary character descriptions of more than 400 Civil War generals. The quotes range in nature from praise to indictment, and differing opinions of each individual give a balanced view, making the book both entertaining and informative. A truly one-of-a-kind compilation illustrated with approximately 100 historical photographs, The Civil War Generals will find a home not only with the casual reader and history buff, but also with the serious historian and researcher. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject United States. Army -- Biography.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Quotations.
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Quotations.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography.
ISBN 9780760345160 hardback
0760345163 hardback

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