Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment (Paperback)

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This is the first book-length, critical analysis of Lieutenant General James Longstreet's actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. The author argues that Longstreet's record has been discredited unfairly, beginning with character assassination by his contemporaries after the war and, persistently, by historians in the decades since. By closely studying the three-day battle, and conducting an incisive historiographical inquiry into Longstreet's treatment by scholars, this book presents an alternative view of Longstreet as an effective military leader, and refutes over a century of negative evaluations of his performance.

About the Author


Cory M. Pfarr works for the Department of Defense. He lives in Pikesville, Maryland.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781476674049
ISBN-10: 1476674043
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: February 27th, 2019
Pages: 215
Language: English