General James Longstreet (Paperback)

The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier

By Jeffry D. Wert

Simon & Schuster, 9780671892876, 528pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1994

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General James Longstreet fought in nearly every campaign of the Civil War, from Manassas (the first battle of Bull Run) to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox. Yet, he was largely held to blame for the Confederacy's defeat at Gettysburg. General James Longstreet sheds new light on the controversial commander and the man Robert E. Lee called "my old war horse.

Praise For General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier

John Eisenhower
The New York Times Book Review

For those who cut their teeth on such historians as Douglas Southall Freeman and Bruce Catton, General James Longstreet provides insights and viewpoints well worth the time and effort to read it.

Stephen B. Oates
author of Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths

A brilliant, provocative, riveting life, so much so that I found it impossible to put down. If I had to recommend just one biography of a Confederate military figure, this would be it.

Edward Colimore
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The best biography to date on this controversial soldier's life: thoroughly researched, fair and totally convincing.

Lynwood Abram
Houston Chronicle

A solid and richly detailed piece of military history. It casts strong light on a talented, complex and fascinating figure.

Gary Anderson
The Washington Times

A "must read" for Civil War buffs.

John J. Hennessy
author of Return to Bull Run

This provocative, well-written study should stand in the front rank of Confederate military biography.

Albert Castel
author of Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864

By far the best biography yet to be written of Lee's "old war horse."

Alan T. Nolan
author of Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History

Jeffry D. Wert gives us a historian's view of the general....[An] excellent addition to Civil War literature.