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The Beleaguered City: The Vicksburg Campaign, December 1862-July 1863 (Modern Library)

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ISBN13: 9780679601708
ISBN10: 0679601708
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Shelby Foote has drawn from his epic account another of the Civil War's most dramatic episodes, the taking of the city of Vicksburg by the Union forces. Ulysses S. Grant fought a long campaign over tricky terrain to get to the heavily fortified city. All the while, he had to fend off his colleague and rival General John McClernand, who decided that his aspirations to Lincoln's White House could best be realized by his possession of Vicksburg. When the city fell on July 4, 1863, after a protracted siege, it was a personal triumph for Grant and contributed largely to his later promotion to command of all the Union armies. Lincoln said that his general's campaign to reach Vicksburg had been "one of the most brilliant in the world".

Book News Annotation:

**** Originally published in 1963 as a section of The Civil War, v.2. Cited in BCL3. A Modern Library edition.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The companion volume to Stars in Their Courses, this marvelous account of Grant's siege of the Mississippi port of Vicksburg continues Foote's narrative of the great battles of the Civil War--culled from his massive three-volume history--recounting a campaign which Lincoln called "one of the most brilliant in the world."

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Antoinette B Hiltz, March 7, 2013 (view all comments by Antoinette B Hiltz)
I'm glad you brought to my attention again. I must have missed it when it came out in 1963. I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679601708
Author:
Foote, Shelby
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Vicksburg (Miss.)
Subject:
Siege, 1863
Subject:
Vicksburg (Miss.) History Siege, 1863.
Subject:
Vicksburg
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1995
Edition Description:
1995 Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
147
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 MAPS
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.58x5.08x1.32 in. .84 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Modern Library - English 9780679601708 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The companion volume to Stars in Their Courses, this marvelous account of Grant's siege of the Mississippi port of Vicksburg continues Foote's narrative of the great battles of the Civil War--culled from his massive three-volume history--recounting a campaign which Lincoln called "one of the most brilliant in the world."
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