In The Warrior Generals: Combat Leadership in the Civil War, Buell analyzes three Confederate and three Union generals with six very different leadership styles.
Buell gives a title to each of the six different men and they are:
The Yeoman: Ulysses S. Grant
The Aristocrat: Robert E. Lee
The Knight-Errant: John Bell Hood
The Roman: George H. Thomas
The Cavalier: John B . Gordon
The Puritan: Francis C. Barlow
Buell researched this book heavily, including delving into the National Archives to the point that he actually found boxes of papers from the Civil War that had not even been opened since they were packaged and delivered after the war, a fact that I find amazing given the vast number of books written on the war every year.
|General George H. Thomas|
"The Rock of Chickamauga"
Although I disagreed with many of his conclusions, I did enjoy Buell's book. It was informative and well-written.
Reviewed in 2004.
I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.