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General James Longstreet


General James Longstreet

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    Available in PDF Format | General James Longstreet.pdf | English
    Jeffrey D. Wert(Author)
General James Longstreet fought in nearly every campaign of the Civil War, from Manassas (the first battle of Bull Run) to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and was present at surrender at Appomattox. Yet, he was largely held to blame for the Confederacy's defeat at Gettysburg. "General James Longstreet" sheds new light on the controversial commander and the man Robert E. Lee called "my old war horse."

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  • PDF | 527 pages
  • Jeffrey D. Wert(Author)
  • Simon & Schuster; Touchstone ed edition (1 Oct. 1994)
  • English
  • 9
  • Biography

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  • By johnny reb u k on 19 November 2012

    This excellent biography , perhaps the best I have read of a Confederate General and I have read quit a lot, should have been subtitled The Confederacy's Most Competent General. What emerges in Wert's well researched book is a picture warts and all of a very competent and fearless general. Unlike some biographers who appear to be in awe of their subject and unable to see their faults or accept their failures (particularly those of Lee and Jackson )Wert readily accepts those of Longstreet and gives us the most complete picture we are ever likely to have of this great and unfairly much maligned hero of the Confederacy. I cannot reccomend this book highly enough' it belongs on every civil war bookshelf.

  • By Guest on 5 April 2007

    I hate biography that hagiography, this isn't. Wert has a lot of respect for his subject but paints an honest picture. Most of what I have read of Longstreet is divided into two groups 1) He couldn't do anything wrong 2) He was a dirty rat who defamed the great R.E.Lee. Wert tells it as it is. He lists his accomplishments but he doesn't let Longstreet off the hook either. There were times when he really was a dirty rat. No he can't get close to Longstreet the man because the paucity of records will not allow it, but he tries hard to read out of what is available. This is the best of the bunch and I think will be hard to better.

  • By Alexander McKay on 12 May 2016

    Heavy going and over-scholarly at times, it is still a must for civil war buffs.

  • By Guest on 23 June 2016

    Top marks,prompt arrival, book in pristine condition very good.

  • By Mike on 22 May 2015

    Excellent book and superb service from the provider

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