"Attractively organized and well written, Defeating Lee deserves its place as a staple in any library on the Army of the Potomac, large or small." ―H-Net Reviews in Humanities & the Social Sciences
"The author has an easy to read informative style that made the pages fly. His word portraits make lesser-known names into real people.... This is a well-written book with all the items that are expected in a serious history." ―
"A handful of black-and-white photographs as well as extensive appendices and notes round out this excellent contribution to Civil War history shelves." ―Midwest Book Review
"Kreiser breathes new life into this most important of Union Army units.... A remarkably well-written and superbly researched account." ―David E. Long, author of The Jewel of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln’s Re-election and the End of Slavery
"Overall, this is a most worthy effort and should be included in the library of every fan of unit histories." ―www.civilwarnews.com
"Lawrence Kreiser tells the Second Corps' story with verve and attention to personal as well as bureaucratic details." ―Civil War Librarian
About the Author
Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr., is Associate Professor of History at Stillman College and author (with Ray B. Browne) of Voices of Civil War America: Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life.