For that die-hard audience that canvasses everything published on the Civil War's military strategy, action and...

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DESTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION

For that die-hard audience that canvasses everything published on the Civil War's military strategy, action and personalities, this re-issue, edited by Richard Harwell, will have unlimited appeal. For here, General Taylor, who was the son of President Zachary Taylor and the brother-in-law of President Jefferson Davis, surveys the years from Secession to the bitterness of Reconstruction, details the men and tactics of three different Confederate theaters of war (Virginia, Trans-Mississippi and the Southeast), and comments pointedly on his enemies, opponents -- and latterly, his victors. Here are the pen pictures, the sketches of fellow officers, subordinates and passing strangers, little human incidents and touches lightening the following hopelessness -- helplessness, and the despairing years of the aftermath, when he forfeited his citizenship and plantations for his refusal to ask for pardon, -- all in personal perspective. Small scale, positive and often acid, this long out-of-print memoir will have a waiting audience.

Pub Date: N/A

ISBN: 1153778181

Page Count: -

Publisher: Longmans, Green

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955