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Great Gambles of the Civil War

Great Gambles of the Civil War

  • Title: Great Gambles of the Civil War
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  • ISBN : 9781854093080
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


The roar of cannons at Gettysburg, the death and destruction at Manassas, the vicious fighting at Vicksburg critical battles won by a daring gamble Combining elements of famous actions that have kept historians riveted for years, with lesser known incidents that still hold incredible drama, sheds light on how baffles were won and lost.


Author Philip R.N Katcher




Great Gambles of the Civil War Reviews (7)

  • Disappointing Collection Originally Published in 1996.Re Issue Published by Castle Books in 2003.Great Gambles of the Civil War focuses on those moments when a general took a risk to give himself an advantage One could argue that all of war is a risk, including every battle and every maneuver [..]

  • My parents picked this one up for me while they were on a road trip down South The book focuses on gambles the different combatants took during the American Civil War and succeeded with There a different types of gambles from naval engagements, to small unit actions, all the way up thru corp level g [..]

  • Like many such compendium volumes, it has the problem that the author can t be an expert in everything, and in a few cases overlooks details that put a different spin on the context Still, the book is a fascinating examination of military risk taking, from small unit combat to complex battles and c [..]

  • Very interesting book I found out some details of major batles I didn t know, and I found out about some battles that I had never heard of The only thing that is stopping me from giving it 5 stars is that the author doesn t really get into how these battles affected or may have affected the overall [..]

  • This book s major flaws come from poor editing It contains many typos and historical inaccuracies Also, the format of each chapter is very dull and repetitive. [..]

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