Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff

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The definitive biography of Henry Halleck, President Abraham Lincoln's chief of staff. Ambrose challenges the standard interpretation of Halleck, arguing persuasively the Halleck has been greatly underrated as a war theorist. After reading this book, President Eisenhower asked Ambrose to become his personal biographer.

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Overview

LSU Press

The definitive biography of Henry Halleck, President Abraham Lincoln's chief of staff. Ambrose challenges the standard interpretation of Halleck, arguing persuasively the Halleck has been greatly underrated as a war theorist. After reading this book, President Eisenhower asked Ambrose to become his personal biographer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807120712
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1996
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,027,779
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen E. Ambrose

Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002), was Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and author of many biographies and histories, including D-day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II and Upton and the Army.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Stephen Ambrose
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 10, 1936
    2. Place of Birth:
      Whitewater, Wisconsin
    1. Date of Death:
      October 13, 2002
    2. Place of Death:
      Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Table of Contents

Preface
I The Formative Years 3
II From Chaos to Order 11
III "Give Me Command in the West" 23
IV The Siege of Corinth 41
V Consolidating Recent Gains 55
VI McClellan, Pope, and Second Bull Run 64
VII The Guillotine for Unsuccessful Generals 79
VIII Burnside and Rosecrans 94
IX Intrigue Along the Mississippi 108
X Concentrate on Important Points 123
XI Gettysburg and Vicksburg 137
XII Responsibility and Odium 150
XIII Chief of Staff 162
XIV Total War 181
XV Victory 196
Bibliography 213
Index 219
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