Civil War author to speak at UW-Sheboygan November 8
Dr. Donald Stoker, professor of Strategy and Policy for the U.S. Naval War Colleges Monterey Program in Monterey, CA, and the author and editor of several books on the Civil War, will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan on November 8 at 7 p.m. in Room 2223.
Stoker’s most recent works including Strategy in the War of American Independence, 1775-1783: A Global Approach and The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War, 1861-1865.
The Grand Design was a Main Selection of the History Book Club and an Alternate Selection of both the Book of the Month Club and the Military History Book Club. He also has written for magazines such as North & South and MHQ (Military History Quarterly). The Grand Design provides a comprehensive account of the war strategy that evolved between Fort Sumter and Appomattox.
Stoker explains how Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis identified their political goals and worked with their generals to craft the military means to achieve them, and also how they failed to do so. Overall, the book argues that the North’s advantages in population and industrial advances did not ensure a victory in the Civil War. Stoker states that the centrality of the military ideas on each side shows how strategy determined the war’s outcome.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Room 2223 is located in the main level of the Main Building on the UW-Sheboygan campus just outside Student Services and the Business Services Office. Guests should enter park in the West Parking Lot and through the ACUITY Technology Center front entrance and go directly up the stairs. For driving directions to the UW-Sheboygan campus, visit www.sheboygan.uwc.edu.
For more information on this event, contact Carrie Hoppe, UW-Sheboygan University Relations Director, at (920) 459-6612 or e-mail email@example.com.