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Book Review of With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other: The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North by Carol Reardon. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012

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Stoker, Donald
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Carol Reardon’s most recent book is made up of three strong essays held together by an introduction and an epilogue. Her fi rst essay assesses a number of military writers and theorists of the Civil War era who are almost universally ignored. Her discussion of German immigrant Emil Schalk is particularly good—his work on military theory, as well as his commentaries on various aspects of the war. Filled with original research, often from generally untapped sources, and backed by intelligent analysis, With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other is a fi ne piece of scholarly work.
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With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other: The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North. By Carol Reardon. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Pp. 183. Cloth, $30.00.) book review by Donald Stoker professor of strategy and policy for the U.S. Naval War College’s program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, is the author most recently of The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2010), which won the 2010 Fletcher Pratt Award for the best nonfiction Civil War book of 2010.
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Journal of the Civil War Era, Volume 2, Issue 4.
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