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Jefferson Davis's generals

Author: G S Boritt; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Gettysburg Civil War Institute books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Jefferson Davis's Generals, a team of the nation's most distinguished Civil War historians present examinations of the men who led the South through our nation's bloodiest conflict, focusing in particular on Jefferson Davis's relationships with five key generals who held independent commands: Joseph E. Johnston, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, and John Bell Hood."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis; Jefferson Davis
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G S Boritt; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0195120620 9780195120622
OCLC Number: 40199910
Notes: "Gettysburg Civil War Institute books"--Page [ii].
Description: xvii, 217 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gabor S. Boritt --
A fatal relationship: Davis and Johnston at war / Craig L. Symonds --
Ambivalent visions of victory: Davis, Lee, and Confederate grand strategy / Emory M. Thomas --
Jeff Davis rules: General Beauregard and the sanctity of civilian authority in the Confederacy / T. Michael Parrish --
Davis, Bragg, and Confederate command in the west / Steven E. Woodworth --
The general whom the president elevated too high: Davis and John Bell Hood / Herman Hattaway --
"To comfort, to counsel, to cure": Davis, wives, and generals / Lesley J. Gordon --
The image of Jefferson Davis as commander in chief / Harold Holzer --
Was the best defense a good offense? Jefferson Davis and Confederate strategies / James M. McPherson.
Series Title: Gettysburg Civil War Institute books.
Responsibility: edited by Gabor S. Boritt.
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... an estimable collection edited by one of the foremost Civil War scholars. * American Studies Today *

 
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