8 photographs, 1 illustration, 13 maps
Benjamin Franklin Cooling is a professor of national security studies and former Associate Dean of Academic Programs at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington, DC. He is a well-known author in military, naval, and air history and specializes in Civil War history, including studies of the conflict in Tennessee and Kentucky and defending Washington, DC.
“Cooling provides a new way of looking at the Maryland campaign and makes Counter-Thrust a necessary read for any Civil War scholar.”—Joseph-James Ahern, On Point
“Counter-Thrust has few peers as an introductory volume to one of the most dramatic campaign summers in military history.”—Christopher S. Stowe, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society