By Jay Winik; Clipper Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, LLC
This direction explores the waning days of the Civil conflict in interpreting the dramatic occasions top as much as April 1865 and ponders the various substitute results which if discovered may have replaced the formation of the U.S. as we all know it today.
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Lee had the two faces of guerrilla war before him. 1. The first was the face of temptation, that with a little bit more guerrilla war, perhaps he could cleave the South from the North; with a little more guerrilla war, perhaps the South could at long last secure its self-determination. 2. Then there was the other face of guerrilla war, of Missouri. The bloody face of death and destruction and of ongoing chaos. In all likelihood, a guerrilla war countrywide would be a combination of the two, and even at this late date would have a vast impact.
1. “In war,” he once roared, “anything is better than indecision. We must decide. ” He never whined or pled for reinforcements, or lapsed into excuses. 2. Lincoln had been saddled with generals who wouldn’t fight, couldn’t fight, or failed to press the advantage when they did fight. Grant was a breath of fresh air for the weary Union president. Even when Grant was the idol of the hour in 1864, and the subject of numerous flattering press profiles, Grant never let it go to his head. 3. Grant’s job was always to prosecute the war, and when he made up his mind, he wouldn’t budge.