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The Edge of Glory: A Biography of General William S. Rosecrans, U.S.A.
A month after President Lincoln considered William S. Rosecrans as the most able general on the Union side, the latter was removed from command. This biography shows that Rosecrans' demise was a result of his uncompromising personality and the scorn he aroused in his superiors.
Paperback, 520 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Lsu Press
(first published May 1999)
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Long and even handed biography of one of the North's finest commanders. Forgotten today because he lost one battle and worst of all was hated by Stanton, Halleck, and Grant, the Rosecrans of these pages is a brilliant, but flawed man. My only wish it that the end notes were more extensive.