Lincoln's Generals by Gabor S. Boritt, Stephen W. Sears, Mark E. Neely Jr., Michael Fellman |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Lincoln's Generals

Lincoln's Generals

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by Gabor S. Boritt, Stephen W. Sears, Mark E. Neely Jr., Michael Fellman
     
 

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The Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and four other noted historians examine the interaction between Lincoln and five of his key generals: McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Sherman, and Grant. Breaking down stereotypes of Lincoln and his commanders, this breakthrough volume take us directly inside the relationships that shaped the Civil War.

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The Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and four other noted historians examine the interaction between Lincoln and five of his key generals: McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Sherman, and Grant. Breaking down stereotypes of Lincoln and his commanders, this breakthrough volume take us directly inside the relationships that shaped the Civil War.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
“This is a splendid volume, highly recommended for all levels, from general readers to academic specialists.”—Choice
David Herbert Donald
"Fascinating and provocative. . . . Each of these gracefully written and intelligently argued essays is a little gem."

-David Herbert Donald, author of Lincoln

Book-of-the Month Club News

“Full of unexpected portraits and anecdotes, Lincoln’s Generals gives us a surprising glimpse of Lincoln himself as a leader often more astute in his strategic assessments than the professional soldiers who fought this war.”—Book-of-the-Month Club News
Booklist

"So much of that pile [of Civil War books] is dross, but this [one] is golden."--Booklist
School Library Journal
YA-A collection of five essays presented at the 1993 Gettysburg Civil War Institute. The first three consider and measure Lincoln's skill as a military strategist, including his frustration with his generals' lack of aggressive, offensive attacks and his final decision to remove McClellan, Hooker, and Meade from command. Stephen Sears's essay depicts McClellan as a complex, talented man who delivered a very flawed performance as Commander of the Army of the Potomac. The influence of the political situation on him and the president is discussed. Michael Fellman emphasizes Sherman's differences with Lincoln in personality and in attitudes toward slavery, blacks in the military, and the Union's approach to reconstruction of the defeated Confederate states after the war. These lucid essays will serve as excellent resources on any of the men under discussion.-Clodagh Lee, Pohick Regional Library, Burke, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803234543
Publisher:
UNP - Bison Books
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
794,250
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Gabor S. Boritt is Director of the Civil War Institute and Fluhrer Professor at Gettysburg College. His books include Lincoln and the Economics of the American Dream and Lincoln, the War President: The Gettysburg Lectures.

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