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With a sword in one hand & Jomini in the other : the problem of military thought in the Civil War north

Author: Carol Reardon
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2012]
Series: Steven and Janice Brose lectures in the Civil War era.
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"Reardon examines the great profusion of new or newly translated military texts of the Civil War years ... and draws as well on the view of the soldiers and civilians who turned to them in the search for a winning strategy. In examining how debates over principles of military thought entered into the question of qualifications of officers entrusted to command the armies of Northern citizen-soldiers, she explores the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Antoine Henri Jomini, baron de; Antoine Henri Jomini, baron de; Antoine Henri de Jomini
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Reardon
ISBN: 9780807835609 0807835609
OCLC Number: 756594362
Description: 177 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Exorcising the ghost of Jomini: debating strategy in the Civil War north --
Who shall command? The cult of genius versus the primacy of the professional --
Lost in Jomini's silence: the human factor in war --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Steven and Janice Brose lectures in the Civil War era.
Responsibility: Carol Reardon.

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Reardon's approach to combat studies offers a new and promising framework to understand the connection between soldiers, combat, and unit effectiveness.--"Journal of Southern History"

 
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