This book is an outstanding overview of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. One can tell of the amazing research that went into this work. There is a lot of details in this book but that only validates the authors conclusions. This is NOT a battle history or overview of the war in Virginia, but a compelling, expertly researched, book that truly details the rise and reasons for the fall of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. A great book with a masterful reader!
Some good parts, but too often digresses into matter more fitting for a college thesis, how to make the Civil War seem dull
This is the best book about Lee's army that I have read.
Joseph T. Glatthaar is the author of six books and teaches history at the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
James Kirby Martin is the author of eleven books and teaches history at the University of Houston.