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John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence

Author: Richard M McMurry
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

John Bell Hood, a native of Kentucky bred on romantic notions of the Old South and determined to model himself on Robert E Lee, had a tragic military career, no less interesting for being calamitous.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: John Bell Hood; John Bell Hood
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M McMurry
ISBN: 0803281919 9780803281912
OCLC Number: 25707057
Notes: Spine title: John Bell Hood & the War for Southern Independence.
Originally published: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 1982.
Description: xi, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 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.
Other Titles: John Bell Hood & the War for Southern Independence.
Responsibility: Richard M. McMurry.
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"McMurry presents a terse, sharply focused portrait of the controversial [Hood] that never wanders from his subject or smothers him with superfluous battlefront details... His treatment of key Read more...

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