There is a lot to recommend this study, with some reservations and desire for modification in future editions. Civil War enthusiasts cannot afford to overlook Mr. Beatie's "McClellan's First Campaign," but be prepared for a challenging experience.One gripe from the reviewer:
Historian James McPherson's advice "not to tell the reader more than he wants to know" is applicable.There are readers who don't want to know and readers who want to know everything. This book is for the latter.
p.s. Drew comments on this same review here.