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General Scott   By: (1831-1922)

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In his insightful and impeccably researched biography, Marcus Joseph Wright delves into the life and legacy of General Scott, leaving readers with a comprehensive understanding of this influential figure in American military history. With a meticulous attention to detail, Wright presents a captivating account of General Scott's military career, personal life, and lasting impact.

One of the most noteworthy aspects of this book is the author's ability to bring the past to life. Wright's vivid descriptions and engaging storytelling immerse readers in the historical context, allowing them to visualize the battlefields, campaigns, and strategic maneuvers as if they were witnessing them firsthand. It is a testament to Wright's skill that even readers with minimal prior knowledge of military history can easily follow and comprehend the events being described.

Moreover, Wright goes beyond presenting a mere chronology of General Scott's life, skillfully delving into the personality, character, and motivations that shaped the man. By drawing from a wide range of sources, including personal letters and official documents, he paints a multifaceted portrait of the general. From his early days in the military to his leadership during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War, Wright's account paints General Scott as an influential and sometimes controversial figure who played a pivotal role in shaping the American military.

Equally noteworthy is Wright's exploration of the broader historical context in which General Scott operated. By examining relevant political, social, and cultural factors, the author provides valuable insights into how these elements influenced General Scott's decision-making and strategies. Additionally, Wright deftly analyzes the historical significance of General Scott's actions and their impact on subsequent military developments, making this book a valuable resource for both military history enthusiasts and scholars.

While the book offers a comprehensive analysis of General Scott's military career, it does not shy away from critiquing his decisions and shortcomings. Wright presents a balanced view of the general, highlighting both his achievements and failures. This balanced approach adds depth and nuance to the narrative, further strengthening the author's credibility and objectivity.

If there is one aspect that could have been improved upon, it would be the pacing of the book. At times, the narrative feels slightly dense, with an abundance of intricate military details that may overwhelm readers who are not well-versed in military history. However, this is a minor flaw in an otherwise exceptional work.

In conclusion, Marcus Joseph Wright's General Scott is an engaging and thoroughly researched biography that provides an in-depth understanding of the life and accomplishments of this influential military figure. With its vivid storytelling, comprehensive analysis, and balanced perspective, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in American military history. Whether you are a seasoned historian or a casual reader, you will find Wright's work to be a valuable addition to your bookshelf.

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Great Commanders

Edited by James Grant Wilson

[Illustration: Winfield Scott]




New York D. Appleton and Company 1894 Copyright, 1893, By D. Appleton and Company. All rights reserved.

The Great Commanders Series. Edited by General James Grant Wilson.

Admiral Farragut. By Captain A.T. MAHAN, U.S.N.

General Taylor. By General O.O. HOWARD, U.S.A.

General Jackson. By JAMES PARTON.

General Greene. By Captain FRANCIS V. GREENE, U.S.A.

General J.E. Johnston. By ROBERT M. HUGHES, of Virginia.

General Thomas. By HENRY COPPER, LL.D.

General Scott. By General MARCUS J. WRIGHT.


General Washington. By General BRADLEY T. JOHNSON.

General Sherman. By General MANNING F. FORCE.

General Grant. By General JAMES GRANT WILSON.

Admiral Porter. By JAMES R. SOLEY, late Assist. Sec. of Navy.

General Lee. By General FITZHUGH LEE.

General Hancock. By General FRANCIS A. WALKER.

General Sheridan. By General HENRY E. DAVIES.

Each, 12mo, cloth, with Portrait and Maps, $1.50.

New York: D. APPLETON & CO., 1, 2 & 5 Bond St.


In the preparation of this volume the author has consulted and used with freedom the following named works: History of the Mexican War, by General Cadmus M... Continue reading book >>

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