The Resource The generals of Shiloh : character in leadership, April 6-7, 1862, (ebook)

The generals of Shiloh : character in leadership, April 6-7, 1862, (ebook)

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The generals of Shiloh : character in leadership, April 6-7, 1862
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The generals of Shiloh
Title remainder
character in leadership, April 6-7, 1862
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eng
Summary
The author of The Generals of Gettysburg examines the characters and actions of the military leadership at this Tennessee Civil War battle. "Character is destiny," wrote the Greek philosopher Heraclitus more than twenty-five centuries ago. Most writers of military history stress strategy and tactics at the expense of the character of their subjects. Larry Tagg remedies that oversight with The Generals of Shiloh, a unique and invaluable study of the high-ranking combat officers whose conduct in April 1862 helped determine the success or failure of their respective armies, the fate of the war in the Western Theater, and, in turn, the fate of the American union. Tagg presents detailed background information on each of his subjects, coupled with a thorough account of each man's actions on the field of Shiloh and, if he survived that battle, his fate thereafter. Many of the great names are found here in this early battle, from Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and Don Carlos Buell to Albert S. Johnston, Braxton Bragg, and P. G. T. Beauregard. Many more men, whose names crossed the stage of furious combat only to disappear in the smoke on the far side, also populate these pages. Each acted in his own unique fashion. This marriage of character ("the features and attributes of a man") with his war record offers new insights into how and why a particular soldier acted a certain way, in a certain situation, at a certain time. Nineteenth century combat was an unforgiving cauldron. In that hot fire some grew timid and listless, others demonstrated a tendency toward rashness, and the balance rose to the occasion and did their duty as they understood it. This book explores all of their individual stories
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Midwest
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Tagg, Larry
Dewey number
973.7/31
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Command of troops
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adult
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The generals of Shiloh : character in leadership, April 6-7, 1862, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781611213706
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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MWT12325363
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remote
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MWT12325363
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The generals of Shiloh : character in leadership, April 6-7, 1862, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611213706
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12325363
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
MWT12325363
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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