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  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘War on the Waters’

    "Battle Cry of Freedom," by Princeton's James M. McPherson, won a Pulitzer Prize for the author in 1989 and remains the best single-volume history of the American Civil War. If it had any shortcoming, it was the author's limited treatment of the war at sea. This brisk volume attempts to meet that perceived shortcoming.

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  • Along the Mississippi, Mr. McPherson writes, "both [Gen. Ulysses S.] Grant and [Commodore Andrew] Foote were free from the overwhelming egotism that seemed to infect so many other officers, and they were therefore able to work well together."

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  • Mr. McPherson says that without the blockade, however leaky, the Confederacy might have prevailed.

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