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Lee, Grant, and Sherman A Study in Leadership in the 1864-65 Campaign

by Burne, Alfred H.
Publisher: University Press of Kansas
Retail Price: $29.95
Issue: Summer 2001
ISBN: 0700610723

Originally published more than 50 years ago, Alfred H. Burne's Lee, Grant, and Sherman has been reprinted with new foreword and endnotes by Albert Castel. Beginning in April 1864, Burne examines the decisive events during the ensuing year that brought the war's end. His judgments are provocative ("One thing is certain: Sherman's marches has no appreciable effect upon Lee's surrender"), but judicious and reasoned. He concludes: "It is impossible to define greatness, but we know it when we see it; and seldom has it been seen in such abundant measures in three so different persons as the tall and dignified Lee, the stocky and taciturn Grant, and the lanky and loquacious Sherman."

review of Lee, Grant, and Sherman A Study in Leadership in the 1864-65 Campaign, by Burne, Alfred H., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2001).