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McClellan, Sherman, and GrantHere Are The Characters And Personalities Of The Three Great Union Generals, Explored With Intelligence And Wit By One Of Our Most Distinguished Historians Of The Civil War Mr Williams Is Interested Not Only In Military Skills But In The Temperament For Command And, Most Of All, In Moral Courage Each Of These Men, He Writes, Represents A Particular And Significant Aspect Of Leadership, And Together They Show A Progression Toward The Final Type Of Leadership That Had To Be Developed Before The War Could Be Won Most Important, Each One Illustrates Dramatically The Relation Between Character And Generalship From McClellan S Eighteenth Century View Of War As Something Like A Game Conducted By Experts On A Strategic Chessboard To Sherman S Understanding Of The Violent Implications Of Making War Against Civilians To The Completeness Of Character Displayed By Grant, Mr Williams S Absorbing Investigation Offers A Fresh Perspective On A Subject Of Enduring Interest.

➶ McClellan, Sherman, and Grant Free ➬ Author T. Harry Williams –
  • Paperback
  • 121 pages
  • McClellan, Sherman, and Grant
  • T. Harry Williams
  • English
  • 09 January 2019
  • 9780929587707

    10 thoughts on “➶ McClellan, Sherman, and Grant Free ➬ Author T. Harry Williams –

  1. says:

    Since the copy of this in my library had gone missing, I purchased it in a fit of pique on It was cheap I m glad I did because, despite being short, it s succinct delivery was all that I could have hoped for and the positive reviews for it are absolutely spot on.Of course it s essential to have a basic knowledge of each of the three subjects, but really, a viewing of Ken Burns The Civil War is enough grounding to go into this fully prepared.Williams premise is that cold military maneuvers logistical concerns is all well and good, but it doesn t make a general His focus is on each man s personality and how it informed decisions and contributed to their character in the heat of the moment McClellan is found lacking in all the ways that matter, with Grant the pinnacle of generalship and Sherman in betwe...

  2. says:

    This book provides excellent insight into three of the most famous and infamous Union generals in the Civil War Williams presents his information with clear flow of ideas However, at times his work seems to float because it lacks specific dates that anchor the events described in place In addition, Williams jumps around within each general s life so it can be easy to lose track of when he is referring to These are very nit picky observations, though Whether you are searching for references or...

  3. says:

    In combination, this work from T Harry Williams discuss both the overall military outlook of Northern strategists during the Civil War and some of the most and least successful practitioners of those strategies The book by Williams devotes a chapter to one of the most controversial but ultimately unsuccessful of the Union generals, George Brinton McClellan Williams describes McClellan s military career from within the framework of the concept of leadership He contends that while successful generals require some measure of various personal qualities education, experience, and technical skill no commander can achieve greatness without the intangible quality of great leadership.McClellan s great strength was, at the same time, his critical weakness He inspired the love of his men, and for this reason, could not bear to lose them in battle McClellan s career in the Civil War demonstrates why rating him as a general is controversial He won no outstanding victories, but suffered no crushing defeats He disliked shedding his men s blood, yet commanded at Antietam, the single bloodiest day of the war His basic outlook was cautious, but his two main operations were offensive and inflicted significant casualties on the enemy Three times his strategy created an opp...

  4. says:

    Definitely going to use this one with my students next year

  5. says:

    Interesting little work on that spark that makes a great general using George B McClellan, William T Sherman and U.S Grant as test subjects

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