Re: [TalkAntietam] General Lee's Army
- I've seen some positive reviews and Joe is a good historian, so I'll likely buy it. Haven't read it yet.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> Stephen Recker <recker@...> 03/30/08 9:35 PM >>>There is this new book out about the ANV, "General Lee's Army" by
Joseph Glatthaar. I heard it compared favorably to Freeman's Lee's
Lieutenants. Has anyone read it? Thanks.
- I'm reviewing it right now for Civil War Times.
It compares the Freeman in terms of scope and the amoutn of reserach,
but the focus is totally different. Glatthaar's is a study of what the
army WAS much more than what it did, and accordingly it's much more of
a bottom-up view than Lee's Lieutenants. It's primarily a sociological
study of the army as an organization throughout the course of the war.
In keeping with the sociological framework, it's very stat-heavy--which
can be very useful to those inclinded toward metrics, provided you
accept Glatthaar's sampling technique.
He spoke at the Virginia Historical Society a few weeks ago. The VHS
has since started posting the audio of all of its lectures on its
website, so I'd recommend giving it a listen. The talk he gave was
essentially the second half of his concluding chapter.
--- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, Stephen Recker <recker@...> wrote:
> There is this new book out about the ANV, "General Lee's Army" by
> Joseph Glatthaar. I heard it compared favorably to Freeman's Lee's
> Lieutenants. Has anyone read it? Thanks.