Lincoln's Generals

ISBN-10: 0803234546
ISBN-13: 9780803234543
Edition: 2010
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Description: InLincoln's Generals, Gabor S. Boritt and a team of distinguished historians examine the interaction between Abraham Lincoln and his five key Civil War generals: McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Sherman, and Grant, providing fresh insight into this mixed  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 9/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

InLincoln's Generals, Gabor S. Boritt and a team of distinguished historians examine the interaction between Abraham Lincoln and his five key Civil War generals: McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Sherman, and Grant, providing fresh insight into this mixed bag of officers and the president's tireless efforts to work with them. The president's relationship with his generals was never easy. Stephen W. Sears underscores McClellan's perverse obstinacy as Lincoln tried to drive him ahead. Pulitzer Prizewinner Mark E. Neely Jr. sheds new light on the president's relationship with Hooker, arguing that he was wrong to push the general to attack at Chancellorsville. Boritt writes about Lincoln's prickly relationship with the victor of Gettysburg, "old snapping turtle" George Meade. Michael Fellman reveals the political stress between the White House and Sherman, a staunch conservative who did not want blacks in his army but who was crucial to the war effort. And John Y. Simon looks past the legendary camaraderie between Lincoln and Grant to reveal the tensions in their relationship. These authors take us inside the personalities and relationships that shaped the course of the nation's most costly war.

Introduction
Lincoln and McClellan
Wilderness and the Cult of Manliness: Hooker, Lincoln, and Defeat
�Unfinished Work�: Lincoln, Meade, and Gettysburg
Lincoln and Sherman
Grant, Lincoln, and Unconditional Surrender
Notes
For Further Reading: A Bibliography
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