Osprey's examination of the culminating battle of the American Civil War (1861-1865). "There never was such a campaign, not even by Napoleon" wrote Confederate General Pender of the Second Manassas campaign in which the gray-bearded Virginian, Robert E Lee, came as close as he ever would to exterminating his Northern enemies. In so doing, Lee established himself as the South's pre-eminent military commander and the Army of Northern Virginia as it's most powerful weapon. The fighting in northern Virginia left Union General John Pope's career in tatters and proved the South was a power to be reckoned with. This book's powerful account demonstrates that during that fateful summer of 1862 Lee's soldiers were fighting for anything but a lost cause.
About the Author
John P. Langellier received his bachelor's and master's degrees in History from the University of San Diego and his Ph.D. in Military History from Kansas State University. He is the author of numerous books and monographs, including Warrior 31 Union Infantryman 1861-65 and Men-at-Arms 281 US Dragoons 1833-55.
Mike Adams, a former PGA touring pro, is one of America's most sought after golf instructors. Director of Golf Instruction at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the "Swing Doctor" teaches more than 3,000 golfers each year--form PGA stars such as Tony Jacklin and Rick Fehr to recreational golfers ranging from President Clinton to Jack Nicholson. Adams has been cited as one of America's 100 Best Golf Teachers by "Golf Magazine."
Norman Franks is one of the world's leading authorities on World War 1 fighter aviation, having published some of the seminal works on the subject. This is his fourth volume on World War 1 aces for Osprey, having written volume 32 'Albatros Aces of World War I' and 33 'Nieuport Aces of World War I' in 2000 and co-authored volume 40 'Fokker Dr I Aces of World War I' in 2001.