Lees Lieutenants Volume 1 (Vol 1. Repr ed)

Lees Lieutenants Volume Vol Repr ed All unquestioned masterpiecc of the historian s art and a towering landmark in the literature of the American Civil War Lee s Lieutenants A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of all of

  • Title: Lees Lieutenants Volume 1 (Vol 1. Repr ed)
  • Author: Douglas Southall Freeman
  • ISBN: 9780684837833
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • All unquestioned masterpiecc of the historian s art, and a towering landmark in the literature of the American Civil War Lee s Lieutenants A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of all of Douglas Southall Freeman s works it is generally considered the most penetrating study ever written of military personalities and tactics during the American Civil War AAll unquestioned masterpiecc of the historian s art, and a towering landmark in the literature of the American Civil War Lee s Lieutenants A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of all of Douglas Southall Freeman s works it is generally considered the most penetrating study ever written of military personalities and tactics during the American Civil War A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame shot background of history, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E Lee as they came forward on the stage of war.In this first volume, Manassas to Malvern Hill, Dr Freeman describes the rise and fall of General Beauregard, the growing friction between Jefferson Davis and Joseph E Johnston, the emergence and failure of a number of military charlatans, and the first display of ability on the part of some new men at a time when the organization developed at Manassas collapsed at Seven Pines The narrative illumines the rise of Stonewall Jackson and traces his progress in the Shenandoah Valley campaign and into Richmond amid the acclaim of the South, accompanies him through the failures during the Seven Days, and then leaves him, with the new army entirely organized, in the center of the stage of history Manassas to Malvern Hill is the first volume of a three volume work In the second volume, the men whose reputations were made, or lost, on such fields as Manassas at the second battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville dominate the narrative volume three depicts the Gettysburg campaign and the thunder signaling the ruin of the Confederacy.

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    1. This 3 volume series is for the reader with a particular interest in the Civil War and an appreciation for strategic and tactical particulars. I do and I have.I believe Douglas Freeman is America's foremost historian/biographer and his narrative style is engaging and yet detailed. This work, like his other two massive biographies ( 7 volume work on Washington and 4 volume work on Lee) are exhaustively researched and when the evidence is inconclusive, Freeman so footnotes.Lee's Lieutenants tells [...]

    2. It's important to understand that the subtitle really defines the subject matter: these volumes are a magisterial treatment of the command structure of the Army of Northern Virginia. While Freeman does an excellent job in recounting battles and other operations, his unique contribution is to recount and evaluate the performance of the Confederate senior officer corps in conducting operations in Virginia during the Civil War. Command and control of military operations in mid-19th Century was very [...]

    3. This is volume one of a three volume series, telling the story of the Eastern Theater of the Civil War through the eyes of the various Confederate commanders engaged. This first volume covers the beginning of the war - through the 7 Days Battles. Freeman has a definite Southern perspective in his writing. He gives examination of the events through the eyes of the various commanders. There are lots of footnotes in the text to help explain situations. It is a very complete account.I would recommen [...]

    4. In 1942, Douglas Freeman published volume 1 of a three volume history of Civil War Confederate field leaders. Volume 1 covers the major battles in 1861-2 from Manassas to Malvern Hill in Virginia. The writing provides valuable insights about war tactics as well as geographical features and organizational challenges affecting battlefield decisions. It contains important references for serious students of Civil War history.

    5. Classic work of Civil War history with unusual focus on individual Confederate military officers rather than campaigns or battles. By design, there is little attention to strategic details or political developments. Must read for every serious student of the war but no substitute for works of Catton, McPherson or Foote.

    6. The best book I've read on the Civil War, or the whole trilogy is. The "hero" of the book is Stonewall Jackson, but it's really a biography of all Lee's subordinates. He writes from the viewpoint of whatever general is engaged in action, and tells the battle as they saw it.

    7. Good heavens. This exercise in takes me way back. I read this set of volumes and R.E. Lee in high school, purchasing the two sets from earnings as a caddy on a golf course. It took years to get over my adulation of R. E. Lee to be able to criticize him.

    8. Somewhere out there is a one-volume condensed version of this trilogy. Avoid it like smallpox. That's akin to buying a one-volume condensed version of the Lord of The Rings.

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