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This Mighty Scourge Perspectives on the Civil War

ISBN-10: 0195313666
ISBN-13: 9780195313666
Edition: 2007
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Description: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom and the New York Times bestseller Crossroads of Freedom, among many other award-winning books, James M. McPherson is America's preeminent Civil War historian. Now, in this collection of  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/29/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom and the New York Times bestseller Crossroads of Freedom, among many other award-winning books, James M. McPherson is America's preeminent Civil War historian. Now, in this collection of provocative and illuminating essays, McPherson offers fresh insight into many of the most enduring questions about one of the defining moments in our nation's history. McPherson sheds light on topics large and small, from the average soldier's avid love of newspapers to the postwar creation of the mystique of a Lost Cause in the South. Readers will find insightful pieces on such intriguing figures as Harriet Tubman, John Brown, Jesse James, and William Tecumseh Sherman, and on such vital issues such as Confederate military strategy, the failure of peace negotiations to end the war, and the realities and myths of the Confederacy. This Mighty Scourge includes several never-before-published essays--pieces on General Robert E. Lee's goals in the Gettysburg campaign, on Lincoln and Grant in the Vicksburg campaign, and on Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief. In that capacity, Lincoln invented the concept of presidential war powers that are again at the center of controversy today. All of the essays have been updated and revised to give the volume greater thematic coherence and continuity, so that it can be read in sequence as an interpretive history of the war and its meaning for America and the world. Combining the finest scholarship with luminous prose, and packed with new information and fresh ideas, this book brings together the most recent thinking by the nation's leading authority on the Civil War. It will be must reading for everyone interested in the war and American history. "James McPherson is the master historian of the Civil War in our time." --Gabor Borritt, Director, Civil War Institute, Gettysburg College "Not merely is McPherson the leading living historian of the Civil War, but he is a scholar whose knowledge and authority are unsurpassed; when McPherson speaks, even in a minor key, people listen." --Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

James M. McPherson is the author of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, which won a Pulitzer Prize in history, and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, a Lincoln Prize winner. He is the George Henry Davis Professor of American History at Princeton University in New Jersey, where he also lives. His newest book, entitled Abraham Lincoln, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Lincoln's birth with a short, but detailed look at this president's life.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Slavery and the Coming of War
And the War Game
Escape and Revolt in Black and White
The Lost Cause Revisited
The Confederacy: A House Divided?
Was the Best Defense a Good Offense? Jefferson Davis and Confederate Strategies
The Saratoga That Wasn't: The Impact of Antietam Abroad
To Conquer a Peace? Lee's Goals in the Gettysburg Campaign
The Last Rebel: Jesse James
Long-Legged Yankee Lies: The Lost Gause Textbook Crusade
Architects of Victory
"We Stand by Each Other Always": Grant and Sherman
The Hard Hand of War
Unvexed to the Sea: Lincoln, Grant, and the Vicksburg Campaign
Home Front and Battle Front
Brahmins at War
"Spend Much Time in Reading the Daily Papers": The Press and Army Morale in the Civil War
No Peace Without Victory, 1861-1865
Lincoln
To Remember That He Had Lived
"As Commander-in-Chief I Have a Right to Take Any Measure Which May Best Subdue the Enemy"
Notes
Index

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