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Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief by James M McPherson Online



Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

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  • ISBN : 9781594201912
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 329 pages


Tried by War Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief, by McPherson, James M.


Author James M McPherson

James M McPherson born October 11, 1936 is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis 86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University He received the Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom, his most famous book He was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003, and is a member of the editorial board of Encyclop dia Britannica.Bor




Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief Reviews (31)

  • I thought this was a good companion history to Goodwin s Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln Whereas that one delves into Lincoln s relationship with his fractious cabinet, McPherson s is a chronological history of Lincoln s interactions with his generals After reading this, I tho [..]

  • Mr McPherson has presented a very different view of the genius that was Lincoln Now known for his emancipation proclaimation, Lincoln did not advance freeing the slaves as his first priority during his administration Instead, his driving ambition was union, and he was willing to fight to save the Un [..]

  • This book, well written, is authored by the eminent historian James McPherson The focus is plainly stated at the outset Page xiv In the vast literature on our sixteenth president, however, the amount of attention devoted to his role as commander in chief is disproportionately smaller than the actual [..]

  • Tried by War Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief is James McPherson s 2008 biography focused on Lincoln s role as the nation s chief military strategist and tactician during the Civil War McPherson is a historian, Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University and a prolific author His most [..]

  • Disappointing the book offers far too much linear, chronological narrative, and far too little thematic analysis of Lincoln s performance, his decisionmaking, and his evolution as a wartime commander in chief This is an adequate work of introductory popular history, but there is little here of any v [..]

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