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Petersburg 1864–65

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In 1864 General Ulysses S. Grant decided to strangle the life out of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia by surrounding the ... Lire la suite
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In 1864 General Ulysses S. Grant decided to strangle the life out of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia by surrounding the city of Petersburg and cutting off General Robert E. Lee's supply lines. The ensuing siege would carry on for nearly ten months, involve 160,000 soldiers, and see a number of pitched battles including the Battle of the Crater, Reams Station, Hatcher's Run, and White Oak Road. After nearly ten months, Grant launched an attack that sent the Confederate army scrambling back to Appomattox Court House where it would soon surrender. Written by an expert on the American Civil War, this book examines the last clash between the armies of U.S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.

Auteur

Ron Field is an internationally acknowledged expert on U.S. military history. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982, he taught History at Piedmont High School in California in 1982-83, and was Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water in the UK until his retirement in 2007. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, based in Washington, D.C., and was awarded its Emerson Writing Award in 2013. In 2015 he became senior editor of Military Images magazine, devoted to the American military image of the nineteenth century. In 2014-2015 he also advised on the Confederate uniforms worn in the upcoming STX Entertainment Civil War film Free State of Jones, due for release on June 23, 2016.

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Titre: Petersburg 1864–65
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Code EAN: 9781472803054
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0305-4
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Bloomsbury UK
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 96
Parution: 20.03.2013
Année: 2013
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 56.4 MB