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Winfield Scott : the quest for military glory

Author: Timothy D Johnson
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©1998.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the most important public figures in antebellum America, Winfield Scott is known today more for his swagger than his sword. "Old Fuss and Feathers" was a brilliant military commander whose tactics and strategy were innovative adaptations from European military theory; yet he was often underappreciated by his contemporaries and, until recently, overlooked by historians.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Timothy D., 1957-
Winfield Scott.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©1998
(OCoLC)607002069
Named Person: Winfield Scott; Winfield Scott; Winfield (Soldat) Scott
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy D Johnson
ISBN: 0700609148 9780700609147 9780700621064 0700621067
OCLC Number: 38879462
Description: xi, 315 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Young fuss and feathers --
Sloth, ignorance, and intemperance --
Writing history with a sword --
In peace, prepare for war --
Converting friends into enemies --
Challenges during the Jackson years --
Diplomat and politician --
The politics of command --
Olive branch and sword --
Old fuss and feathers --
Sage of the army.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Timothy D. Johnson.
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This critical biography of the 19th century American commander, Winfield Scott, tells not only of the key features of his military career, but also of his aristocratic pretensions, political  Read more...

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