- 121 pages
- McClellan, Sherman, and Grant
- T. Harry Williams
- 14 September 2017 T. Harry Williams
Here 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.
T Harry Williams Thomas Harry Williams was an historian at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge whose writing career began in 1941 and extended for thirty eight years until his death in 1979 Williams is perhaps best known for his American Civil War study, Lincoln and His Generals, a Book of the Month selection from 1952, and Huey Long, winner of both the National Book Award and the Puli