David Dies (Maps) Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2004. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xviii, 456,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Appendices. Timeline. Bibliography. Notes. Index. Edward Henry Bonekemper III (1942-2017) was a military historian, teacher, and writer. Bonekemper wrote frequently about slavery, the American Civil War, and Union and Confederate generals. Bonekemper was a frequent speaker at Civil War Roundtables and at the Smithsonian Institution. For eight years (2003–10), he taught military history part-time and was a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. Bonekemper also was an instructor in American Constitutional History and Maritime Law at the United States Coast Guard Academy. He was an adjunct professor of Constitutional History at the American Military University. Bonekemper has written articles for many publications including The Washington Times, The Journal of Afro-American History, and The Journal of Negro History. Between 2010 and 2016, he was book review editor at Civil War News. The author argues that Ulysses S. Grant was an inspired military leader with a genius for issuing lucid orders, maneuvering his troops adroitly, and making excellent use of his staff. Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold-hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant's casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among the greatest generals of the Civil War; indeed, of all military history. Bonekemper proves that it was no historical accident that Grant accepted the surrender of three entire Confederate armies and won the Civil War. Bonekemper ably silences Grant's critics and restores Grant to the heroic reputation he so richly deserves. Condition: Very good / Very good.
Keywords: Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War, Generals, Union, Leadership, Military Strategy, Shiloh, Appomattox, Army of the Potomac, Henry Halleck, Petersburg, William Tecumseh Sherman, Vicksburg