Book Review/Contrast of Keegan's MASK of COMMAND. 5 Parter (Total of 21 pp with bib and citations) Part 4, Review of Chapter on Grant.

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Operational Command Is Something That Anyone Can Do-- an in-depth study of The Mask of Command PART 4: Grant * * * "I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made. No advantage whatever was ever gained to compensate for the heavy loss we sustained." --Grant * * * Although at this point I was sure I would disagree with the remainder of Keegan's insights, I did my best to overlook my pessimism and continue reading, because …

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…new and inventive methods of warfighting, his non-ascension attitude that he was "yet another soldier, another commander," while at the same time marching his troops into situation after situation that he knew would result in mass casualties, is what makes Grant the epitome of an unheroic hero. Keegan, Mask of Command, page 168 Keegan, Mask of Command, page 181 Internet Site: Internet Site: