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Winfield Scott and the profession of arms

Author: Allan Peskin
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was arguably the premier soldier of his era. More than anyone else, he was responsible for the professionalization of the U.S. Army during his long career (1807-61)." "Allan Peskin's research in the National Archives unearthed records from the War Department that support his portrayal of General Scott as a forward-looking managerial officer who accurately foresaw the coming of dramatic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peskin, Allan.
Winfield Scott and the profession of arms.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2003
(OCoLC)606883492
Online version:
Peskin, Allan.
Winfield Scott and the profession of arms.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c2003
(OCoLC)607006550
Named Person: Winfield Scott; Winfield (Soldat) Scott; Winfield Scott
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Peskin
ISBN: 0873387740 9780873387743
OCLC Number: 51810792
Description: 328 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Hotspur --
Captain --
Defeat --
Rocket --
Victory --
Hero --
Professional --
Midlife crisis --
Troubleshooter --
Failure --
Pacificator --
Politician --
Commander --
Middle age --
War --
Invasion --
Siege --
Advance --
Halt --
Successes --
Triumph --
Persecutions --
Candidate --
Exile --
Return --
Secession --
Civil War --
Anaconda --
Fading away.
Responsibility: Allan Peskin.
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Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was arguably the premier soldier of his era, responsible for the professionalization of the US Army during his long career. Allan Peskin's biography presents research which  Read more...

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