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Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg

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Richard J. Sommers' Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg pioneered the study of the Civil War fighting around Petersburg. This award-winning volume conveyed an epic narrative of crucial military operations in early autumn 1864 which had gone unrecognized for more than 100 years.
Hardcover, 670 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Doubleday Books
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Manray9
Jul 04, 2016 Manray9 rated it really liked it
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Richmond Redeemed: The Siege at Petersburg is an astonishing work of scholarship. The author, Richard Sommers, earned a Ph. D. at Rice University under noted historian Frank Vandiver. He went on to 35 years as Senior Historian of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center at Carlisle Barracks and as a professor at the U.S. Army War College. I have been a reader of military histories for over 50 years and Dr. Sommers' book is, perhaps, the most thorough and in-depth history of a battle I've read ...more
Avis Black
Sep 17, 2008 Avis Black rated it it was ok
Sommers is known for his research, but his writing style is painful to endure, hence the low rating.
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May 31, 2013 David Vanness rated it really liked it
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77 pages of footnotes, Appendix A and B plus their footnotes add 70 more. and the 37 pages of Biblography have increased my 'To Read' list. Not a quick read but one I'm glad I've encountered.
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