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The grand design : strategy and the U.S. Civil War
Stoker, Donald J.
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Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Physical Description:
viii, 498 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm
Compares the military strategies of Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, suggesting that the Union could have won much earlier had they followed the grand plan of George B. McClellan.
Policy and war -- The sinews of war -- Mr. Lincoln goes to war -- The border states: policy, strategy, and civil-military relations -- McClellan on top: Union strategy, July 1861-October 1861 -- Union strategy: November 1861 to March 1862 -- The foundations of naval strategy -- The war in the West: breaking the cordon -- A new year and a new strategy -- War in Virginia -- Confusion in the West: the summer of 1862 -- The tyranny of time -- Facing the arithmetic: escalation and destruction -- The enormous proportions of war -- Vicksburg and exhaustion -- The cruel summer of 1863: the Gettysburg campaign -- The autumn of 1863: playing the deep game -- The siren song of Tennessee: the winter of 1863-64 -- Decision and desperation: 1864 -- The full fury of modern war -- War termination -- Conclusion: in war's shadow.
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