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John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence

Author: Richard M McMurry
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on John Bell Hood, a native of Kentucky bred on romantic notions of the Old South and determined to model himself on Robert E. Lee. Hood had a tragic military career, no less interesting for being calamitous. After conspicuous bravery in leading a Texas brigade, he rose in the ranks to become the youngest of the full generals of the Confederacy. The misfortune in store for Hood, a far better  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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McMurry, Richard M.
John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1982
(OCoLC)557732615
Named Person: John Bell Hood; John Bell Hood; John Bell Hood
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M McMurry
ISBN: 0813114578 9780813114576
OCLC Number: 8430169
Description: xi, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The molding of a soldier --
Lieutenant Hood, U.S. Army --
Don the Rebel gray --
Many dead all around --
Hood's career at Apogee --
The glory and the fame --
All eyes turned to the front --
Hood, the bold fighter --
Confrontation at Atlanta --
Hood's supreme test --
A complete and disastrous failure --
Officer of the late Confederate army.
Responsibility: Richard M. McMurry.

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This book focuses on John Bell Hood, a native of Kentucky bred on romantic notions of the Old South and determined to model himself on Robert E. Lee. Hood had a tragic military career, no less interesting for being calamitous. After conspicuous bravery in leading a Texas brigade, he rose in the ranks to become the youngest of the full generals of the Confederacy. The misfortune in store for Hood, a far better fighter than a strategist, illustrates the strain and risks of high command. One of the lasting images to come out of the Civil War is that of the one-legged General Hood strapped in his saddle, leading his men in a hopeless counter-offensive against Sherman's march on Atlanta.

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