416 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 39 halftones, 1 maps, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2186-9
Published: February 2015
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-6984-0
Published: March 2012
Large Print ISBN: 978-0-8078-7231-4
Published: March 2012
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In addition to a mastery of logistics, Union victory hinged on making use of black manpower and developing policies for controlling constant unrest while winning campaigns. Effective use of technology, superior resource management, and an aggressive confidence went hand in hand with Federal success on the battlefield. In the end, Confederates did not have the manpower, supplies, transportation potential, or leadership to counter Union initiatives in this critical arena.
About the Author
Earl J. Hess is Stewart W. McClelland Chair in history at Lincoln Memorial University and has written many books on Civil War history, including In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortifications and Confederate Defeat and Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign.
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"In one volume, Earl Hess has given readers as complete a study as can be found of this theater of battle."--New York Journal of Books
“The rich Civil War historiography of the western theater has needed a much-updated and comprehensive examination. . . . Recommended. All academic levels/libraries.”--Choice
“Earl Hess has produced another fine study, this one long needed and much anticipated.”--Civil War Book Review
"Hess has done it again. He has delivered a wonderfully researched and elegantly written volume that reveals his mastery of military history west of the Appalachians. Students and scholars are sure to profit from his insightful analysis and bold assertions, making for a better understanding of this complicated conflict."--Journal of American History
"This excellent and suitably broad summary work should serve as a valuable introduction to the western war for a wide reading audience. With The Civil War in the West, it's safe to say we have in our hands the subject's new standard single volume history."--Civil War Books and Authors blog
“Everyone interested in learning about the war beyond the Appalachians should start with Hess's work. It is an outstanding overview of the Civil War in the West.”--The Charleston Post and Courier
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