Engineering Victory is as much about wartime logistics—the movement, supply, and support of forces—as it is actual engineering. While Army’s book may not provide much that is new, its synthesizing under one cover the leading influences impacting the war’s logistical challenges and accomplishments is a valuable contribution to Civil War literature.
Michael A. Flannery
Michael A. Flannery is professor emeritus of UAB Libraries, University of Alabama at Birmingham, co-editor with Katherine H. Oomens of Well Satisfied with My Position: The Civil War Journal of Spencer Bonsall (2007), and author of Civil War Pharmacy: A History (2nd ed., 2017), both published by Southern Illinois University Press.
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The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.