William B. Feis offers us the first scholarly examination of the use of military intelligence under Ulysses S.AcGrant?s command during the Civil War. Feis makes the new and provocative argument that Grant?s use of the Army of the Potomac?s Bureau of Military Information played a significant role in Lee?s defeat. Feis?s work articulately rebuts accusations by Grant?s detractors that his battlefield successes involved little more than the bludgeoning of an undermanned and outgunned opponent.aquot;There are no more important duties which an officer may be called upon to perform, aquot; asserted West Point professor Dennis Hart Mahan, aquot;than those of collecting and arranging the information upon which either the general or daily operationsanbsp;...
|Title||:||Grant's Secret Service|
|Author||:||William B. Feis|
|Publisher||:||U of Nebraska Press - 2004-04-01|