The grand design [electronic resource] : strategy and the U.S. Civil War / Donald Stoker
- Stoker, Donald J.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- viii, 498 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm.
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- License restrictions may limit access.
- Policy and war -- The sinews of war -- Mr. Lincoln goes to war -- The border states: policy, strategy, and civil-military relations -- McClellan on top: Union strategy, July 1861-October 1861 -- Union strategy: November 1861 to March 1862 -- The foundations of naval strategy -- The war in the West: breaking the cordon -- A new year and a new strategy -- War in Virginia -- Confusion in the West: the summer of 1862 -- The tyranny of time -- Facing the arithmetic: escalation and destruction -- The enormous proportions of war -- Vicksburg and exhaustion -- The cruel summer of 1863: the Gettysburg campaign -- The autumn of 1863: playing the deep game -- The siren song of Tennessee: the winter of 1863-64 -- Decision and desperation: 1864 -- The full fury of modern war -- War termination -- Conclusion: in war's shadow.
- Compares the military strategies of Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, suggesting that the Union could have won much earlier had they followed the grand plan of George B. McClellan.
- 9780195373059 (alk. paper) and 0195373057 (alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -481) and index.
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