How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War (2 Volumes)
by Herman Hattaway and Archer Jones
Easton Press Collector's Edition. Hardcover bound in full leather with raised bands on spine, 22kt gold gilt titles and handsome gilt decorations on boards and spine, moire silk endpapers with a matching silk ribbon placeholder bound in.
In Very Good / Near Fine Condition
How the North Won offers the acolyte and the expert alike an elementary, instructive, readable military account of the American Civil War. Throughout, the authors thoroughly explain the basic concepts of war as well as its conduct, management, and support. Examples of concepts drawn from the actual conflict make clear what many authors assume readers already know. Hattaway and Jones emphasize strategy logistics over tactics to tell the military history of the war from the viewpoint of the commanders on both sides. "Strategy, management, and execution weigh more than superior numbers and resources in dictating the outcomes of wars," the authors tell us, "and the Civil War is no exception. The weaker side can win." Hattaway and Jones show how the South almost did.