Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books » History » United States » Civil War Period (1850-1877)

Meade

Victor of Gettysburg (Military Profiles)

By Richard A. Sauers

Elsewhere $25.95 $14.37   Save $11.58 (45%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order now for Christmas delivery
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 128 pages
Other Information: 10 illustrations, maps
Published In: United States, 26 February 2004
Most students of the American Civil War know the name George Gordon Meade, but few can tell you about the man. With this addition to Potomac??'s Military Profiles series, historian Richard Sauers examines the life of one of the Union Army??'s most notable generals. Rising from the Union officer corps to lead the previously ill-fated Army of the Potomac, Meade took command only hours before his forces stumbled upon Robert E. Lee??'s Confederates at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in 1863. He led his men to victory in one of the most famous battles in history, but Meade was soon embroiled in political battles with fellow generals and Washington politicians. Despite detractors??? efforts to question Meade??'s judgment and smear his reputation???efforts often exacerbated by the general??'s own volatile temper and undiplomatic behavior???he continued to put duty to his country and his men first. When Ulysses S. Grant was named lieutenant general in charge of all Union forces, Grant made his headquarters with the Army of the Potomac and soon overshadowed Meade. Sauers chronicles the tense relationship that developed between the two men and the effect it had on the crucial last days of the war. Sauers??'s concise but authoritative biography sheds new light on one of the Civil War??'s most significant leaders. His book, the only new biography of Meade to appear in over thirty years, should spark renewed study of this brave but overlooked general.
EAN: 9781574887495
ISBN: 1574887491
Publisher: Brassey's Inc
Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 1.3 centimetres (0.18 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling Meade: Victor of Gettysburg (Military Profiles) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.