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The Resource Decision in the West : the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, Albert Castel ; maps by Laura Kriegstrom Poracsky

Decision in the West : the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, Albert Castel ; maps by Laura Kriegstrom Poracsky

Label
Decision in the West : the Atlanta Campaign of 1864
Title
Decision in the West
Title remainder
the Atlanta Campaign of 1864
Statement of responsibility
Albert Castel ; maps by Laura Kriegstrom Poracsky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the Most Dramatic and decisive episodes of the Civil War, the Atlanta Campaign was carried out on a grand scale across a spectacular landscape that pitted some of the war's best (and worst) generals against each other. Albert Castel provides the first detailed history of the campaign published since Jacob D. Cox's version appeared in 1882. Unlike Cox, a general in Sherman's army, Castel provides an objective perspective and a comprehensive account based on primary and secondary sources that have become available in the past 110 years. Castel sweeps away past misinterpretations and tells the reader what actually happened on the battlefields of Georgia in 1864. He gives a full and balanced treatment to the operations of the Union and Confederate armies from the perspective of the common soldiers as well as the top generals and offers new accounts and analyses of many of the major events of the campaign. In particular, he challenges the standard view of Sherman's performance. Written in the present tense to give a sense of immediacy and greater realism, this book demonstrates definitively how the capture of Atlanta by Sherman's army occurred and why it assured Northern victory in the Civil War
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/37
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E476.7
LC item number
.C28 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies
Label
Decision in the West : the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, Albert Castel ; maps by Laura Kriegstrom Poracsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 629-651) and index
Control code
137577
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 665 p.
Isbn
9780700605620
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92010882
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm25712831
  • (OCoLC)25712831
Label
Decision in the West : the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, Albert Castel ; maps by Laura Kriegstrom Poracsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 629-651) and index
Control code
137577
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 665 p.
Isbn
9780700605620
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92010882
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm25712831
  • (OCoLC)25712831

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