Army of the Potomac: McClennan Takes Command, September 1861 – February 1862, Volume II

By: Beatie, Russel H.

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Hardcover with dust jacket, black paper over brown paper spine with gilt spine titles, 16 by 23.4 cm, xxxv 636 pp., maps, illus. Very good condition with only faint shelf wear to the edges - appears unread. From the front flap: “In this second volume of a multi-volume work, Russel Beatie continues his detailed study of the generals who commanded the Union's victorious Army of the Potomac. When the first volume appeared, Civil War News commended Beatie's monumental study, noting that "readers will find its thoroughness and extensive detail useful to their efforts to better understand the Union war effort." This new survey of the war's first six months of fighting – from McClellan’s first advance to secure a buffer around Washington to the announcement of his grand plans to march on Richmond – places the command decisions of the army's senior officers in the political context of the day. Thought-provoking and original (the book is based entirely on manuscript sources, many of which have never before been examined), Beatie's account and his conclusions about the actions of the Union's high command differ, often significantly, from traditional historical thinking. What emerges is a fresh understanding of these men and how their personalities influenced their command decisions, as well as new insight into the political atmosphere that helped shape their military actions. Army of the Potomac is about leaders as men – their successes and failures commanding the Union's largest army.”

Title: Army of the Potomac: McClennan Takes Command, September 1861 – February 1862, Volume II

Author Name: Beatie, Russel H.

Categories: Civil War,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, De Capo Press (Perseus): 2004

ISBN Number: 0306812525

ISBN Number 13: 9780306812521

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: very good +

Jacket Condition: very good

Seller ID: 3571