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The Generals: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

Anderson, Nancy Scott, and Anderson, Dwight

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ISBN 10: 0394521064 / ISBN 13: 9780394521060
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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[12], 523, [9] pages. Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Price clipped. Inscribed by Nancy on half-title page. Pencil erasure residue on fep. Sticker residue inside rear cover. Nancy Scott Anderson was a reporter for the San Diego Tribune. Dwight Anderson was a professor of political science at San Diego State University. Basing their narrative largely on eyewitness accounts, diaries and memoirs, the Andersons vividly portray the Civil War years and provide a fascinating dual biography of the two most celebrated generals in American history. First edition. Stated. Presumed first printing. Bookseller Inventory # 74820

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Title: The Generals: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E....

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: John H. Howard (Jacket art)

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Traces the careers of Grant and Lee from West Point and the Mexican War, through the war between the states, to their first face-to-face meeting at Appomattox

From Library Journal:

Yet another recounting of the Grant-Lee saga, this told as a dual biography and based on both secondary sources and primary research. Well written and evocative, this will serve as a pleasant diversion for general readers. But it is lacking in analysis and will offer nothing new to many readers familiar with the Civil War. A better recent general history is Herman Hattaway and Archer Jones's How the North Won (Univ. of Illinois Pr., 1983), which also covers the roles of these generals. The Andersons' book is comparable to Gene Smith's Lee and Grant (LJ 6/1/84). Libraries with good holdings on the Civil War need not add this. Joseph G. Dawson III, Texas A&M Univ., College Station
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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