Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln's War
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Tarnished Victory: Finishing Lincoln's War

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A master Civil War historian re-creates the final year of our nation's greatest crisis.

With "Tarnished Victory" William Marvel concludes his sweeping four-part series--this final volume beginning with the Virginia and Atlanta campaigns in May 1864 and closing with the final surrender of Confederate forces in June 1865. In the course of that year the war grows ever more dea...more
ebook, 512 pages
Published November 15th 2011 by Houghton Mifflin (first published January 1st 2011)
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Steven Peterson
"Tarnished Victory" is a work with a provocative thesis: Lincoln's vision for the war and its aftermath came up short. Many analyses speak to the virtues of Lincoln's approach, including reunion of North and South, the end of slavery, and so on. But, so the author, William Marvel, says (page xiii): ". . .works [on the Civil War] frequently overlook that much of the heroism was wasted by military ineptitude and political perfidy; they usually ignore that the restored Union was no longer a volunta...more
Sky Thibedeau
A history of the last year of the Civil War. I'm disappointed a bit because the title seemed to indicate it would delve into why the Victory of the North was tarnished and had to be revisited 90 years later but the book barely touches that aspect of things in the final chapters.

What we have is the very bloody events that made the American Civil War the first Modern Total War. Grant's war of attrition against Lee in the East and Sherman's march to the Sea taking up most of the volume.

Marvel does...more
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