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by Philip Katcher

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Author: Philip Katcher
ISBN: 0304351318
ISBN13: 978-0304351312
Language: English
Publisher: Cassell (March 1, 1999)
Pages: 240
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Published March 1st 1999 by Cassell (first published April 1st 1995). This book focuses on "dramatic defeats of the Civil War," the subtitle of the work

Published March 1st 1999 by Cassell (first published April 1st 1995). Lethal Glory: Dramatic Defeats of the Civil War (Cassell Military Classics). 0304351318 (ISBN13: 9780304351312). This book focuses on "dramatic defeats of the Civil War," the subtitle of the work. Indeed, it does examine some pretty good examples of bad losses.

This text recreates 15 major defeats suffered during the American Civil War in a narrative which is intended to be of interest to the general reader whilst.

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Katcher, Philip R. N. Publication date. American Civil War (1861-1865), Military campaigns, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Campaigns, United States. London : Arms and Armour ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Sterling Pub. Co. Collection.

Cassell Military Classics. Philip Katcher has made a lifelong study of the American Civil War, and written widely on the subject. item 2 Lethal Glory by Katcher Philip - Book - Paperback - Military -Lethal Glory by Katcher Philip - Book - Paperback - Military. He has the great narrative skill of the popular historian. Country of Publication. Compare similar products. Lethal Glory: Dramatic Defeats of the Civil War by Philip Katcher (Paperback, 1998).

15 examples, culled from Civil War annals, provide a wrenching answer to that question. These engagements saw some of the largest losses of life during the conflict. all to very little effect. Case histories include both the war's first action at Fort Sumter, the fierce fight at Fort Stedman, and Lee's last stand. 240 pages, 37 b/w illus.

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The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy). The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.

What makes a battle a disaster for "both

sides? 15 examples, culled from Civil War annals, provide a wrenching answer to that question. These engagements saw some of the largest losses of life during the conflict. . .all to very little effect. Case histories include both the war's first action at Fort Sumter, the fierce fight at Fort Stedman, and Lee's last stand. Eyewitness accounts and detailed analysis make these tragic tales unforgettable. 240 pages, 37 b/w illus., 6 x 9.

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Saintrius
This book focuses on "dramatic defeats of the Civil War," the subtitle of the work. Indeed, it does examine some pretty good examples of bad losses.

Among the genuine dramatic defeats include Ball's Bluff (A Union blunder, where inexperienced leaders simply erred badly), Fort Henry (the defeat was more on the crummy placement of the fort than any military errors by the fort's commander and troops), Fort Donelson (some of the poorest general officers in the Confederacy dithered and blew a breakout), Fredericksburg (Ambrose Burnside's strange fixation on a clearly doomed assault), the Battle of the Crater in front of Petersburg (ghastly, Burnside at his worst), and so on.

Other examples are more ambiguous. Pickett's Charge, for instance. One could argue that, if better coordinated, this charge might have succeeded, so perhaps it is a bit harsh to label this as a real failure. Just so, Fort Sumter. The Union forces were pretty much doomed from the outset.

On the one hand, the discussion of these defeats reminds us of how things can go wrong in battle. However, the examples chosen are somewhat idiosyncratic (Why not Elkhorn Tavern, for example, a battle that desperately hurt the Confederacy west of the Mississippi?). Some don't strike me as such dramatic defeats. Also, sometimes I wished for more detail. Anyhow, this is a nice book, but not one that makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Civil War.
Pruster
Lethal Glory is a collection of 15 Civil War defeats, some very dramatic, in which the victors, through incompetence or ignorance, never followed up on their accomplishments. What makes this book valuable is that it focuses on small as well as large actions. Thus, while the author focuses on some larger signal defeats like Fort Donelson, Fredericksburg and Pickett's charge, he also details many smaller actions, fights often overlooked by other writers. Engagements like Battery Wagner, Ball's Bluff, Fort Pillow and Centralia are reviewed in significant detail.
Very well written, this book contains a very complete bibliography.
Hugifyn
15 battles of the Civil War, some well known, others not. I found the book a little slow in the opening couple of chapters and admit to being a little confused at times as to who was who, due to the high level of detail on those commanding the battles at all levels. However I soon settled into what became an easy and enjoyable read. The book gives a good flavour of what the ordinary soldier felt and experienced during some of these mindless assaults, and also of the incompetence at (particularly) middle command levels. My main complaint with the book is with the 15th chapter where the author appears to have "invented" some conversations (looked for sources, couldn't find any) which are so verbose as to border on the unbelievable. However, this aside, I recommend it as an enjoyable reading experience.
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