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With My Face to the Enemy is a provocative and wide-ranging anthology of essays on the Civil War - America's defining struggle and the first modern war history. In thirty-five illuminating essays it examines the war from the perspectives critical to its outcome - the larger-than-life personalities of the important players from Lincoln to Lee, and the national strategies and key battle tactics that shaped the four-year-long crisis. Contributors include the leading lights of Civil War scholarship- James M. McPherson, Stephen W.Sears, Gary W Gallagher, David Herbert Donald and twenty others. James M. McPherson's essays ponder three diverst, yet fascinating subjects- Abraham Lincoln's use of language and its role in his victory; Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lees's failed Southern strategies; and Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs as a reflection of his superlative generalship. Stephen W. Sears, in four essays, describes the daring flanking manoeuvres of Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorville, and presents the last word on Lee's infamous lost order, among other topics. Other highlights include David Herbert Donald on Lincoln's early command; Gary W. Gallagher on Lee's record before his asc

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712679466
ISBN-10: 0712679464
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 156mm x 41mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Cowley

Robert Cowley is the editor of What If- The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been, No End Save Victory- Perspectives on World War II, as well as the founding editor of the award-winning MHQ- The Quarterly Journal of Military History. Each of these essays has appeared previously in MHQ. Cowley lives in Connecticut.

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