More Generals in Gray: Spengler on World History and Politics by Bruce S. Allardice

More Generals in Gray: Spengler on World History and Politics

byBruce S. Allardice

Kobo ebook | April 1, 2006

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In this masterpiece of research, a splendid supplement to Ezra J. Warner's Generals in Gray, Bruce S. Allardice brings to light a neglected class of officers: the Confederacy's "other" generals -- men who attained their rank outside the usual avenue of appointment by President Jefferson Davis and who had been virtually forgotten as a consequence. Explaining that the process of becoming a general was fraught with politics, lobbying, intrigue, accident, mismanagement, and chance, Allardice identifies six main categories of legitimate claimants to the rank of Confederate General -- two more than historians have traditionally recognized. He presents a substantial biographical sketch of 137 generals not found in Warner's original and a short bibliography of each. For the vast majority, his is the first treatment ever published.

Title:More Generals in Gray: Spengler on World History and PoliticsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 1, 2006Publisher:LSU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0807155756

ISBN - 13:9780807155752

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