Intimate Strategies of the Civil War Military Commanders and Their Wives by Carol K. Bleser

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In Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives, editors Carol K. Bleser (In Joy and in Sorrow) and Lesley J. Gordon (General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend) present essays on the domestic lives of six Union and six Confederate leaders, by an array of historians.5/5(1).

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Original in conception and successful in execution, these twelve essays on the marriages of Union and Confederate commanders and their wives probe a neglected interaction between private affairs and public matters/5(12). Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives.

Synopsis. From Robert E. and Mary Lee to Ulysses S. and Julia Grant, Intimate Strategies of the Civil War examines the marriages of twelve prominent military commanders, highlighting the impact wives had on their famous husbands' careers.

Looked at from this perspective, Intimate Strategies of the Civil War yields some interesting insights—and some exasperating misperceptions and missed opportunities. The book's goal is a promising one: to bridge "the artificial gap separating military history from women and gender studies."Cited by: 5.

Intimate Strategies of the Civil War is a collective biography of six Confederate and six Union military commanders, their wives, and their marriages.

What a task the biographers have set for themselves: they must write intelligently about two individuals, the marriage in which those people found themselves, and the world in which they lived as it was disrupted by civil : Janet L.

Coryell. Space constraints prevented us from including their answers to one of the questions we posed: What are the 10 best Civil War books ever published (nonfiction or fiction). Below are their responses.

Matthew Gallman: 1. Memoir. Ulysses S. Grant, The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (). Often described as the best book by a U.S. President and the best memoir of the Civil War. To get a better understanding of how the Civil War played out as it did, it is helpful to evaluate the strategies of both the North and the South in the Civil War.

The battles and events that took place were not random encounters or skirmishes but were instead, well-planned and thought-out strategies to secure supplies, keep lines of military communication open, prevent wide scale.

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In Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives, editors Carol K. Bleser (In Joy and in Sorrow) and Lesley J. Gordon (General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend. From Robert E. and Mary Lee to Ulysses S. and Julia Grant, Intimate Strategies of the Civil War examines the marriages of twelve prominent military commanders, highlighting the impact wives had on their famous husbands' careers.

Carol K. Bleser and Lesley J. Gordon assemble an impressive array of leading scholars to explore the marriages of six Confederate and six Union : Oxford University Press. Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives eBook: Carol K. Bleser, Lesley J.

Gordon: : Kindle Store5/5(1). The Essentials: Six Books on the Civil War These six histories of the Civil War that are must-reads if you want to better understand the conflict. A group of officers in Culpeper, Virginia reading. Free 2-day shipping. Buy Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives (Paperback) at nd: Oxford University Press.

Books about the Civil War, including fiction and non-fiction selections. share Share No_Favorite Favorite rss RSS. ABOUT. COLLECTION. remove-circle Share This Collection Civil War Books.

1, K. The kidnapping of President Lincoln and other war detective stories. by Harris, Joel Chandler, texts. We believe that many if not all on our list of the best war books accomplishes this goal.

Whether you’re interested in reading more about the strategies and battles of ancient Greece as told by Homer, or you want to get a more intimate understanding of the war that we’ve been engaged in for the past 16 years, you’ll find some great reads.

THE CONFEDERATE WAR: How Popular Will, Nationalism, and Military Strategy Could Not Stave off Defeat, Mark Grimsley. THE HARD HAND OF WAR: Union Military Policy Toward Southern CiviliansRichard F. Miller. HARVARD'S CIVIL WAR: A History of the Twentieth Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Reid Mitchell.

THE VACANT. Get this from a library. Intimate strategies of the Civil War: military commanders and their wives. [Carol K Rothrock Bleser; Lesley J Gordon;] -- From Robert E.

and Mary Lee to Ulysses S. and Julia Grant, Intimate Strategies of the Civil War examines the marriages of twelve prominent military commanders, highlighting the impact wives had on. The marriage of Varina Howell and Jefferson Davis: a portrait of the president and first lady of the confederacy / Carol K.

Bleser --The Lee marriage / Emory M. Thomas --"A sweet solace to my lonely heart": "Stonewall" and Mary Anna Jackson and the civil war / Sarah E.

Gardner --"Cupid does not readily give way to Mars": the marriage of LaSalle. Abstract. Intimate Strategies of the Civil War Military Commanders and Their Wives Edited by Carol K.

Bleser and Lesley J. Gordon Oxford University Press, pp. Cloth $ Reviewed by Nina Silber, associate professor of history at Boston University and author of The Romance of Reunion: Northerners and the South, ­, published by the University of North Carolina Press in The Civil War: Goals, Strategies, and Consequences Introduction: We have already learned that slavery played perhaps the major role in bringing about the Civil War.

Today, we will continue our discussion of the war by beginning with an understanding of how slavery. Texts about military strategy take us back into the mists of time but what it is, and what the nature of war is, remains hotly debated.

Antulio Echevarria II of the US Army War College talks us through key books, both old and new, on military strategy. Dipping into these books in preparation for meeting you today, there seems to be quite a lot.

Despite the abundance of books on the Civil War, not one has focused exclusively on what was in fact the determining factor in the outcome of the conflict: differences in Union and Southern strategy. In Alfred Knopf published The War: An Intimate History. This work is a written documentary that tells the story of World War II from the perspective of 40+ individuals who experienced the war as American pilots, infantry combatants, and media correspondents/5.

The Civil War - which was fought with a new generation of weapons and trench systems similar to those of World War I - has traditionally been portrayed as the first modern war. Now Paddy Griffith argues that these innovations did not have a significant effect on the outcome or the conduct of the war, and that the conditions of combat were actually little changed from those of earlier times.5/5(1).

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: Civil War. “The Vietnam War: An Intimate History” is an impressive-looking book, with a vast array of photos that accompanies a look back at the long and complicated war.

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THE CIVIL WAR A NARRATIVE by Shelby Foote, Excellent Condition, Complete 9 Volu. The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from tofought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy).

The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black : Ap – April 9, (3 years, days). Many accounts of the war, both in print and film, depict the victory by the North as inevitable, because of its greater military manpower and industrial might.

Ayers’s intimate, chronological Author: Ronald C. White. Max Terman September 9, at pm. Thanks for this list—well written and succinct.

I used many of these to recreate my Civil War ancestor story (in first person). A tough assignment but these books (especially Faust) made the journey of writing like reliving the conflict up close and personal. Telegraph communications linked widening theaters of war and made large-scale strategy and tactics possible.

During the U.S. Civil War the large-scale strategy of the North (blockade, division of the Confederacy, destruction of the Confederate armies and supplies) backed by superior industry and manpower were the key factors in its victory.

Winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award "The Grand Design provides readers with a handy guide to Civil War strategies and strategists. It makes a convincing case that the North won the war in large part because Lincoln and the best of his generals were better strategists than their counterparts in Dixie."--James M.

McPherson, North and South Magazine /5(16). Buy An Intimate War: An Oral History of the Helmand Conflict First Edition by Mike Martin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(53). THE STRATEGY OF THE CIVIL WAR. By EBEN SWIFT. Lieutenant-Colonel 8th Cavalry, United States Army [Back to Civil War Pictures] "Strategy, unfortunately, is a very unpopular science, even among soldiers, requiring both in practice and in demonstration constant and careful study of the map, the closest computation of time and space, a grasp of many factors, and the strictest attention to the.

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