The Beleaguered City : The Vicksburg Campaign December 1862-July 1863 (Hardcover) - Foote, Shelby

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Shelby Foote has drawn from his epic account another of the Civil War's most dramatic episodes, the taking of the city of Vicksburg by the Union forces. Ulysses S. Grant fought a long campaign over tricky terrain to get to the heavily fortified city. All the while, he had to fend off his colleague and rival General John McClernand, who decided that his aspirations to Lincoln's White House could best be realized by his possession of Vicksburg. When the city fell on July 4, 1863, after a protracted siege, it was a personal triumph for Grant and contributed largely to his later promotion to command of all the Union armies. Lincoln said that his general's campaign to reach Vicksburg had been "one of the most brilliant in the world".

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780679601708
SKU 30117731
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0679601708
Release Date 10/1/1995
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 1T
Author Info
Shelby Foote
Shelby Foote was a well-regarded novelist before he embarked on his three-volume military history of the Civil War--THE CIVIL WAR: A NARRATIVE--which took over 25 years to complete and has become a near-classic. His novel SHILOH gives the Confederate view of the battle in which one of his ancestors fought. A Southerner firmly rooted in the land and in its history, Foote wrote about his unique double perspective in THE NOVELISTS' S VIEW OF HISTORY. He became known to television viewers when he appeared as one of the commentators in Ken Burns's monumental television documentary THE CIVIL WAR.
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Editors Note Shelby Foote has drawn from his epic account another of the Civil War's most dramatic episodes, the taking of the city of Vicksburg by the Union forces. Ulyosses S. Grant fought a long campaign over tricky terrain to get to the heavily fortified city. All the while, he had to fend off his colleague and rival General John McClernand, who decided that his aspirations to Lincoln's White House could best be realized by his possession of Vicksburg. When the city fell on July 4, 1863, after a protracted siege, it was a personal triumph for Grant and contributed largely to his later promotion to command of all the Union armies. Lincoln said that his general's campaign to reach Vicksburg had been "one of the most brilliant in the world."|Vicksburg brings Shelby Foote nearer to his home from the Gettysburg of Stars in Their Courses. To Foote, The Beleaguered City is a prequel to Stars, and both are essential components in the Civil War that he sees as the most important event in American history. "It was the Civil War which made our country what it is rather than the Revolution," he says. "The Revolution started us out, but the Civil War decided which way we were going."
Editors Note 1 Follows the course of Grant's siege of the port of Vicksburg, Mississippi, discusses the strategies of both sides, and assesses the performance and personal objectives of officers from both the Union and Confederate armies.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Edition 1995
Number of Pages 0368
Publisher Modern Library

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