Here is a book politicians and executives should read but probably wouldn't appreciate. It contains poignant lessons about leadership from Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Douglas Southall Freeman. Included are some of the best essays ever written about American military leadership with a special emphasis on the Civil War. Reading them will cause the reader to appreciate Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington in a new way. These articles give fresh ways of looking at three of America's outstanding wartime leaders.