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General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 36484 views)

You defined vision yourself by your own words, and you can't have vision without genius.  Historian E. B. Long wrote "that all through 1863 Grant ...   Sun Feb 12th, 2012 03:40 am

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 36484 views)

As a Texan. myself, which matters little, I think that Grant was a pragmatist, much like Patton and other generals.  This was probably true for ...   Sun Feb 12th, 2012 02:30 am

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 36484 views)

I agree with your thoughts.  Grant's strength was shown again and again, even on the verge of defeat, which he so often turned into victory.  ...   Sun Feb 12th, 2012 02:11 am

General Civil War Talk > Ulysses S. Grant: the greatest of generals (84 replies - 36484 views)

          On the subject of General Ulysses S. Grant what did Shelby Foote, Military Historian T. Harry Williams, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, and General John B. ...   Fri Feb 10th, 2012 12:08 am

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 13614 views)

Read James McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom."  Also included in my library are all of Bruce Catton's works.  I just finished watching my Gettysburg DVD ...   Sat Feb 4th, 2012 02:58 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 13614 views)

Yes, I also read all of Bruce Catton's historical works.  Have you read Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson?  He won the Pulitzer Price.  ...   Sat Feb 4th, 2012 02:51 pm

General Civil War Talk > Shelby Foote's "Civil War" (48 replies - 13614 views)

Fellow Civil War Buffs: I am a lifelong enthusiast of the Civil War.  I've read many books on this subject but Shelby Foote's epoch three volume ...   Sat Feb 4th, 2012 12:33 am


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