Lincoln and His Generals

Product Number: EB00173035
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307948151
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

Since it was first published in 1952, Lincoln and His Generals has remained one of the definitive accounts of Lincoln's wartime leadership. In it T. Harry Williams dramatizes Lincoln's long and frustrating search for an effective leader of the Union Army and traces his transformation from a politician with little military knowledge into a master strategist of the Civil War. Explored in depth are Lincoln's often fraught relationships with generals such as McClellan, Pope, Burnside, Hooker, Fremont, and of course, Ulysses S. Grant. In this superbly written narrative, Williams demonstrates how Lincoln's persistent "meddling" into military affairs was crucial to the Northern war effort and utterly transformed the president's role as commander-in-chief.

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Author(s): T. Harry Williams
Original Publish Date: Jul 27, 2011

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