EBOOK The Beleaguered City The Vicksburg Campaign December 1862 July 1863


The Beleaguered City The Vicksburg Campaign December 1862 July 1863The Beleaguered City is a Modern Library adaptation of part of Foote s masterpiece The Civil War Excerpted for he popular reader nothing of Foote s careful research or literary skill is lost While always aking a backseat in American History To Gettysburg The Subject to Gettysburg he subject another Modern Library edition of Foote Lite Vicksburg was arguably he critical campaign of he Civil War it permanently severed he Confederacy guaranteed Federal domination of he nation s premier waterborne Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment transportation route and madehe career of U S Grant Foote s history is a delight good scholarship and good writing I recommend it highly o Civil War buffs and casual readers alike Just like Stars highly o Civil War buffs and casual readers alike Just like Stars Their Courses however it suffers from poor maps A fair apprisal of he campaign Foote acknowledges Grant s abilities without vapid hero worship a problem as of late in books about he general and his views on Pemberton are fair Best of all events outside of Vicksburg such as Port Hudson and Brashear City are discussed All in all The Joy Luck Club this is a good account ofhe campaign Very good description of Smugglers' Gold the Vicksburg Campaign and Siege Evenhough Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction thoughhere were some Lost Cause Yajuj and Majuj talking points Foote describes in good detail how Vicksburg played out it s importanceo Fire Bringer the Civil War and it s generals including Ulysses S Grant There wereimes when he jabbed at Grant creating so many inaccuracies myths and stereotypes about Grant hat aren Rhetorical Theory: An Introduction (With Info Trac) true Personally Ron Chernow s biography Grant ishe best and most accurate book on Grant I have ever read and Donald Miller s most recent book on Vicksburg is he best Vicksburg book I have ever read But Foote s is up here but not entirely The Unbound Scriptures: A Review of KJV-only Claims and Publications the most detailed as Miller and Chernow are Four stars A brilliant history ofhe Vicksburg Campaign This is a perfect book I obtained Cheating Justice this without having known it was excerpted from Foote s series abouthe Civil War but having gotten. The companion volume Amal Unbound to Stars in Their Courseshis marvelous account of Grant's siege of he Mississippi. A positive impression of him from Ken Burn s Civil War series on PBS It also is he case Aldri, aldri, aldri thathat conflict was he major crisis in he history of he United States that hat conflict was he major crisis in he history of The Holiday Gig the United States effects of which are still reflected inhe relations between Bought By The Billionaire Brothers 2: Caught Between Brothers the North and South Blacks and Whites urban and rural AmericaI ve read a lot of books abouthe war Those by Bruce Catton especially his Durkheim's Suicide: A Classic Analyzed tworilogies have How To Eat Outside: Fabulous Al Fresco Food for BBQs, Bonfires, Camping and More touched me most deeply Catton conveying sympathy forhe infantrymen who fought on both sides and for A Family Man the civilians slave and free most affected byhe conflict Foote while he conveys a comparable depth of sympathy in his PBS work is not so effective in his excerpt most of which concerns itself with he military and logistical particulars regarding Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice the Union siege of Confederate Vicksburg This is not in other wordshe book Poker Face to start with in attemptingo grasp he Civil War It does however give he detail of Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar the Vicksburg campaign in a comprehensible fashion Shelby Foote s The Beleaguered City a book length excerpt from his 3000 pagehree volume The Civil War A Narrative focuses on he Vicksburg campaign of 1862 63 an epic collision of hen modern military The Starburster technologyrial and error actics and unforgiving near Gothic landscape as Grant and Sherman attempted o break technology rial and error actics and unforgiving near Gothic landscape as Grant and Sherman attempted Britain Unwrapped: Government and Constitution Explained to break back ofhe south by gaining dominance of The Mississippi River It Mississippi river It surprise Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks the modern readerhat he small own of Vicksburg was known as he Gibraltar of he West for its strategic importance Its natural setting was unusually challenging and here is something undeniably novelistic in Foote s vibrant images of ironclad warships floundering hrough narrow channels in Everyone Dies the Mississippi delta running gauntlets of burning cotton bales ashe machinery of Conectados por la cultura. Historia natural de la civilización the industrial age attemptso vanuish a swampy agrarian order Foote is unapologetically narrative is in his Sentenced to Wed techniue as his larger seriesitle suggests and hat approach. Port of Vicksburg continues Foote's narrative of he great battles of he Civil War culled from his mass.

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Often rankles academic historians Idiosyncratic personal and defiantly undocumented he only insolent footnote in he entire work is a reference o family history Foote writes from a less academic renegade era of history writing where novelistic speculation is occasionally allowed Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? to crush objectivity as in many scenes wherehe emotions or motivations of key players appear boldly on he page He is o history writing what Edmund Wilson is literary criticism addressing he educated reader but not he academic peer Like Wilson he is literally but not ualitatively amateur Foote s colorful narration springs directly from not he academic peer Like Wilson he is literally but not ualitatively amateur Foote s colorful narration springs directly from amateur s freedom and it is often At Its Best When It Captures The its best when it captures he and immediacy of he campaign s challenges Vivid anecdotes of daily experience are often compelling han he densely informational accounts of military actics In hose moments particularly hose where Foote uotes officers strikingly expressive letters another era of American life appears vividly in its contrasting mixture of physical challenge and rhetorical elouenceIn he end he debate over Foote s objectivity is fleeting Still Open All Hours: The Story of a Classic Comedy the reader will never know how much research underlies his compellingly readable account James MacPherson one ofhe most distinguished historians of he same era offers a ringing endorsement of Foote s work I ll respect he opinion of he author of he definitive one volume ringing endorsement of Foote s work I ll respect Ditch Flowers the opinion ofhe author of The Dollhouse That Time Forgot the definitive one volume Cry of Freedom and rely on his book as a reliably documented supplement interesting read A fantastic account ofhe Vicksburg campaign with anecdotes about Grant Pieces of Autumn that were very enlightening This short book is mostly an extract from Foote s masterpiece 3 volume Civil War history Foote gives allhe relevant details weaving hem in a dramatic narrative style befitting he novelist he fundamentally was A great read for Civil War buffs and most worthwhile for readers of general interest. Ive hree volume history recounting a campaign which Lincoln called one of he most brilliant in he worl.
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