The grand design : strategy and the U.S. Civil War / by Donald Stoker.
Author: Stoker, Donald J.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9780195373059 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0195373057 (cloth : acid-free paper)
Description: viii, 498 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm.
Subject: Strategy History 19th century.
United States Military policy.
Confederate States of America Military policy.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns.
Contents: Policy and war -- The sinews of war -- Mr. Lincoln goes to war -- The border states' policy, strategy, and civil-military relations -- McClellan on top: Union strategy, July 1861-October 1861 -- Union strategy: November 1861 to March 1862 -- The foundations of naval strategy -- The war in the West: breaking the cordon -- A new year and a new strategy -- War in Virginia -- Confusion in the West: the summer of 1862 -- The tyranny of time -- Facing the arithmetic: escalation and destruction -- The enormous proportions of war -- Vicksburg and exhaustion -- The cruel summer of 1863: the Gettysburg campaign -- The autumn of 1863-playing the deep game -- The siren song of Tennessee: the winter of 1863-1864 -- Decision and desperation: 1864 -- The full fury of modern war -- War termination -- In war's shadow.