Winfield Scott Hancock: A Soldier's Life

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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." ...

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Overview

"... 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

"... a soberly thorough analsis of 'Hancock the Superb.'"--American Studies International

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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253365804
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1988
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.37 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 1.15 (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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