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In this comparative history of Union & Confederate command & strategy, Jones shows us how the Civil War was actually conducted. Looking at decision-making at the highest levels, Jones argues that President Lincoln & Davis & most of their senior generals brought to the context of the Civil War a broad grasp of established mil. strategy & its historical applications, as well as the ability to make significant strategic innovations. He emphasizes the role of maneuvers as well as the significance of battles, & demonstrates that the war was a multi-faceted blend of traditional warfare with early influences of the industrial age.

About The Author

Archer Jones is Professor Emeritus of History and former dean at North Dakota State University. He is the author of The Art of War in the Western World and How the North Won.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Free Press (May 11, 2010)
  • Length: 338 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781439105818

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