Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfield Scott Hancock

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by David M. Jordan
     
 

"... detailed, well-written and thoroughly documented." —The Journal of Military History

"... comprehensive, well-written, and thoroughly researched... "—Booklist

"... the definitive work on the life of Winfield Scott Hancock... "—Blue and Gray

"At last we have a complete life of [Hancock], and it, too, is superb." —The Philadelphia

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"... detailed, well-written and thoroughly documented." —The Journal of Military History

"... comprehensive, well-written, and thoroughly researched... "—Booklist

"... the definitive work on the life of Winfield Scott Hancock... "—Blue and Gray

"At last we have a complete life of [Hancock], and it, too, is superb." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Jordan’s careful attention to detail and excellent use of sources highlight a lively writing style to make a highly readable book." —America’s Civil War

"Jordan’s study of Hancock is an important contribution to both military and political history." —Journal of Southern History

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
An excellent biography of one of the principal commanders of the Civil War who was also a renowned politician after the war. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253210586
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
819,714
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID M. JORDAN is a practicing attorney and author of A Tiger in His Time: Hal Newhouser and the Burden of Wartime Ball and Roscoe Conkling of New York: Voice in the Senate, considered the definitive biography of that major figure of the post-Civil War era. Jordan has also appeared on the Arts & Entertainment Network’s Civil War Journal in a program about Winfield Scott Hancock.

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Winfield Scott Hancock 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this biography. Jordan's writing style is clear, and the book flows well through Hancock's career in the Civil War, the post-war era and Gilded Age politics. I highly recommend this interesting and well-written book.