In the Shadows of Victory: America's Forgotten Military Leaders, 1776-1876

Thomas Phillips

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In the Shadows of Victory: America's Forgotten Military Leaders, 1776-1876

In the Shadows of Victory America s Forgotten Military Leaders History plays tricks sometimes During the course of America s experience it has enshrined an exceptional few military leaders in our collective consciousness as great while ignoring others often equa

  • Title: In the Shadows of Victory: America's Forgotten Military Leaders, 1776-1876
  • Author: Thomas Phillips
  • ISBN: 9781612003603
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • History plays tricks sometimes During the course of America s experience it has enshrined an exceptional few military leaders in our collective consciousness as great, while ignoring others often equally as deserving In the Shadows of Victory takes a look at an array of American battlefield commanders who were as responsible for triumph as their famous peers, yetHistory plays tricks sometimes During the course of America s experience it has enshrined an exceptional few military leaders in our collective consciousness as great, while ignoring others often equally as deserving In the Shadows of Victory takes a look at an array of American battlefield commanders who were as responsible for triumph as their famous peers, yet have often gone unsung.For example, few of the thousands who pass by the traffic square between Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan each day realize that it houses a tomb Fewer still understand that beneath the obelisk rests one of America s best military commanders William Worth a hero in not one but two of the nation s wars Similarly, the Civil War general who never lost a battle and who many military historians believe fought one of the two most perfect battles in history was not Grant, Sherman, Lee, or Jackson it was Thomas who never extolled his own cause but in all likelihood saved his nation s.From the War of Independence, through the Mexican War and Civil War, and during the numerous Indian wars throughout, great combat leaders have emerged across America s battlefields, yet have just as suddenly slipped through the cracks of history once the guns went silent At the same time conflicts themselves have often disappeared from consciousness, the public forgetting the fights the country waged against the Barbary Pirates, the British in 1812, and against the Seminoles and Apaches In the Shadows of Victory describes the heroics and command acumen of 25 superb military leaders whose sacrifice and skill have often been neglected As such it provides a fascinating tour through early American military history and the various martial challenges the young nation faced during its first century of existence.

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    One thought on “In the Shadows of Victory: America's Forgotten Military Leaders, 1776-1876

    1. Steven Peterson on said:

      This is a fairly interesting book. It gives short sketches of military leaders--from the Revolution through the Indian Wars--who are deemed by the author to be somewhat forgotten leaders who made real contributions. One question that I have: Can such leaders as Nathanael Green really be seen as overlooked? People who read about the Revolutionary War would be quite familiar with him--as they probably would of Daniel Morgan. Same with some other names appearing in this volume.Still, that is a cavi [...]

    2. Rocklin on said:

      Enjoyable read. Good short military Bios of underappreciated U.S. military heroes of the 18th & 19th centuries.

    3. Dana Reeves on said:

      DERQuite captivating. I can't wait to read the sequel. It would be nice to learn of non General staff members.

    4. Bob Croft on said:

      Thumbnail sketches of remarkably successful, and overlooked, American military through the Indian wars. Good selection; handy format. Mediocre editing.

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