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HENRICO COUNTY FIELD OF HONOR (2 Volumes; Set)

Louis H. Manarin; James I. Robertson (Foreward)

ISBN 10: 0966636937 / ISBN 13: 9780966636932
Edité par Henrico County, VA, 2004
Etat : Fine binding Couverture rigide
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A pristine First Edition printing in the hardcover edition; there are no marks of any kind. From Bud Robertson's Foreward: "Here is the sweeping story of the war fought in and around Henrico County . The Richmond-Henrico sector was the scene of dozens of military actions. All of them are covered painstakingly in these two volumes. Strategy, tactics, command leadership, and personal glimpses in-side the ranks provide a vivid you-are-there picture of Civil War maneuvering and fighting.". Fine binding / Near Fine dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 267342

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Titre : HENRICO COUNTY FIELD OF HONOR (2 Volumes; ...

Éditeur : Henrico County, VA

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hard Cover

Etat du livre : Fine binding

Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine dust jacket

Edition : First Edition

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Both volumes combine a large number of photographs/drawings/paintings and maps with the text. The maps are excellent. Volume I focuses on the Seven Days' Battles of 1862. It is the more cohesive of the two volumes, but there are several good campaign studies to have modeled this work on. Besides its excellent maps, Volume I does not offer anything new to the historian, and works by Sears, Burton, et al are far superior. What is also a shame - skirmishes such as "Second Malvern Hill," 5 August 1862, which would have fit perfectly in Manarin's work in both scope and context, and lent some originality to it - are ignored. Volume II takes on the more challenging task of operations outside Richmond from July through December 1864, where few historians have previously tred. The author's research is adequate to the task, but the writing reads more like a working draft than a published book. The book trends in a chronological manner, but the author continually jumps back and forth in three and four day increments. In discussing battles, the events of individual days are repeated several times, with each recitation using some of the same information, and some different information. Units' strengths are given repeatedly for the same day, seperated by several pages and several hundred men (to put it in context, that's 25-50%), artillery batteries suddenly switch armament...it gets to be more like peeling an onion than reading. There's good stuff buried in there, but its difficult to get to. The maps are again excellent, but the accompanying text is at best disjointed and in places incoherent. One wonders what a strong editor might have done for this book. Overall the maps are great. I could deal with the presence of all the pictures if the text was well done, which is where I'll leave that. There is good information on the campaigning in 1864, but it is a challenging read.

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