The Darkest Days of the War
- The Battles of luka and Corinth
- Narrated by: Don Hagen
- Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-03-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
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Peter Cozzens presents here the first book-length study of these two complex and vicious battles. Drawing on extensive primary research, he details the tactical stories of Iuka, where nearly one-third of those engaged fell, and Corinth, which was fought under brutally oppressive conditions, analyzing troop movements down to the regimental level.
He also provides compelling portraits of Generals Grant, Rosecrans, Van Dorn, and Price, exposing the ways in which their clashing ambitions and antipathies affected the outcome of the campaign. Finally, he draws out the larger, strategic implications of the battles of Iuka and Corinth, exploring their impact on the fate of the northern Mississippi campaign, and by extension, the fate of the Confederacy.
This book is published by University of North Carolina Press.
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By Paul LaCroix on 09-28-10
Not for the casual Civil War buff
This was as fascinating book for me to listen to. It certainly isn't for someone who has just a casual interest in the Civil War though. In my opinion, it is geared towards someone who is at least somewhat familiar with the generals of both sides in the Civil War, especially in the Western Theater of operation.
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By Troy on 01-23-11
Battles of Iuka and Corinth
Cozzens continues to be the reliable good ole story teller for those interested in the particulars of tactics and fighting during the American Civil War battles. Iuka and Corinth have long been overdue for a retelling and I feel confident that they have now been properly honored. The narrator does detract from this version. He is not awful by any stretch, but tends be slow and very deliberate in speech. The best description is to imagine Agent Smith from the Matrix movies narrating this book. If you can slow your brain down enough to march in step with the narration, then you will be quite satisfied with the content.
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