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Lincoln and His Generals
by T. Harry Williams


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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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780307741967
  • ISBN-10: 0307741966
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: January 2011
  • Page Count: 363
  • Dimensions: 7.98 x 5.17 x 0.84 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.83 pounds

Series: Vintage Civil War Library

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Books > History > United States - Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Books > History > Military - United States
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State

 
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