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 real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.