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Master of war : the life of General George H. Thomas

Author: Benson Bobrick
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hc edView all editions and formats
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Historian Bobrick argues here that George H. Thomas was the greatest and most successful general of the Civil War. Because Thomas didn't live to write his memoirs, his reputation has been largely shaped by others, most notably Grant and Sherman, who, Bobrick says, diminished Thomas' successes in their favor in their own memoirs. Born in Virginia, Thomas remained loyal to the Union, unlike fellow Virginian Robert E.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: George H Thomas; George H Thomas; George H Thomas; George Henry Thomas
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benson Bobrick
ISBN: 0743290259 9780743290258
OCLC Number: 232979131
Description: 416 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: An end to innocence --
A wider world --
"A house divided" --
Mill Springs --
From Shiloh to Perryville --
Stones River --
From Tullahoma to Chickamauga --
Chattanooga --
Atlanta --
Nashville, part one --
Nashville, part two --
"The noblest figure."
Responsibility: Benson Bobrick.
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Historian Bobrick argues here that George H. Thomas was the greatest and most successful general of the Civil War. Because Thomas didn't live to write his memoirs, his reputation has been largely shaped by others, most notably Grant and Sherman, who, Bobrick says, diminished Thomas' successes in their favor in their own memoirs. Born in Virginia, Thomas remained loyal to the Union, unlike fellow Virginian Robert E. Lee. In the entire Civil War, he never lost a battle or a movement. He was the only Union commander to destroy two Confederate armies in the field. Throughout his career, he was methodical and careful, and always prepared. Unlike Grant, he was never surprised by an enemy. Unlike Sherman, he never panicked in battle. Although historians have always regarded Thomas highly, he has never captured the public imagination, perhaps because he has lacked an outstanding biographer--until now.--From publisher description.

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