A Death Grip on the Confederacy

  • Author(s): McDonough, James Lee
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  • Imprint: Univ Tennessee Press
  • Publication Date: 1989-09-28
  • Status: Active
  • Available in Paper: Price $29.95 | Buy Now

McDonough reconstructs the siege and battles in the struggle for Chattanooga as they appeared to both Rebels and Yankees, giving the reader a front-row seat at one of the major dramas in American history.

“For those who want to know what happened here and why, Chattanooga offers a battle account more vivid, more human, than can be gathered from a history book chapter or a historical marker.”
Southern Living.

“McDonough has done a thorough job of research on the campaign covered in this book and has presented that research in a manner that will hold the attention of both the follower of military tactics as well as the reader who is primarily interested in the human aspect of the American Civil War.”
–Bob Womack, Tennessee Historical Quarterly.

“This is ‘bugles and swords’ history at its best.”
Library Journal.

“This significant contribution to military history will be essential to Civil War specialists, but can be profitably read by undergraduates and the general public.”
–Thomas E. Schott, Choice.

“The text is complemented by excellent maps and well-chosen illustrations. This book helps to demonstrate that James Lee McDonough is one of the nation’s top Civil War writers.”
–Joseph G. Dawson, III, Civil War History.

“McDonough has accomplished a new look at the battle with his book, making it a worthwhile addition to the buff’s library.”
Military Images.

Chattanooga is a forthright and well-written survey of a neglected campaign.”
–Perry D. Jamieson, Georgia Historical Quarterly.

“McDonough’s study is battle history expertly rendered and skillfully written.”–Frank E. Vandiver, American Historical Review.