ABC-CLIO Covering both the great military leaders and the critical civilian leaders, this book provides an overview of their careers and a professional assessment of their accomplishments. Entries consider the leaders' character and prewar experiences, their contributions to the war effort, and the war's impact on the rest of their lives. The entries then look at how history has assessed these leaders, thus putting their longtime reputations on the line. The result is a thorough revision of some leaders' careers, a call for further study of others, and a reaffirmation of the accomplishments of the greatest leaders.
Greenwood Pub Group Covering both the great military leaders and the critical civilian leaders, this book provides an overview and a professional assessment of their accomplishments.
Book News Profiles 47 men and women who contributed significantly to the US War Between the States, and for whom the war constituted the major event of their lives and the major activity and accomplishment on their careers. Some are considered among the most important leaders in the country's history, such as Henry Ward Beecher, Jefferson Davis, Dorothea Dix, Frederick Douglass, U. S. Grant, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, William Sherman, and Walt Whitman. Others have blurred into the neglect of time. The main focus is on their wartime activities, but the time leading up to the war and their lives after it are also considered. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.