Richard Walsh, M.S. Ed., has been an educator for over twenty-five years, and is currently an Adjunct Professor at Long Island University, C.W. Post. He teaches courses on Native American History and Culture, the Civil War, the American Revolution, the Presidency, World War II and the History and Culture of Ireland. The Essential Eight: Decisive Battles of the Civil War is his eighth book. He has written seven others on various topics: Shine the Light of Love, Profiles in Presidential Leadership: Washington to Lincoln to FDR to ?, Battle Hymn: The Best and Worst Generals of the Civil War, 1861-65, Living the Truth: A Yaqui Journey; Victory or Death: Military Campaigns of the American Revolution, A Hunger for Freedom, We Suffer the Mouse to Play: Native Americans, Colonists, and Americans. Professor Walsh lives in Northport, N.Y. with his wife, RoseAnn, and has his four children and two grandchildren.
This book is masterfully written by a writer with wide-ranging and excellent knowledge of the times and the milieu in which this war occurred.Paperback