Lincoln and His Generals

Lincoln and His Generals

by T. Harry Williams
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Lincoln and His Generals by T. Harry Williams

Since it was first published in 1952, Lincoln and His Generals has remained one of the definitive accounts of Lincoln’s wartime leadership. In it T. Harry Williams dramatizes Lincoln’s long and frustrating search for an effective leader of the Union Army and traces his transformation from a politician with little military knowledge into a master strategist of the Civil War. Explored in depth are Lincoln’s often fraught relationships with generals such as McClellan, Pope, Burnside, Hooker, Fremont, and of course, Ulysses S. Grant. In this superbly written narrative, Williams demonstrates how Lincoln’s persistent “meddling” into military affairs was crucial to the Northern war effort and utterly transformed the president’s role as commander-in-chief.

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ISBN-13: 9780307741967
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/11/2011
Series: Vintage Civil War Library Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 416,399
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

T. Harry Williams was born in Vinegar Hill, Illinois, in 1909. He taught at the universities of Wisconsin, Omaha, and West Virginia before becoming Professor of History of Louisiana State University, and was the author of many books on military and political history. The T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History was established at Louisiana State University in 1992.

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Lincoln and His Generals 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But not overwhelming, not a "must read" Civil War book but it's not too heavy and gives information that is worth knowing about the Union's command structure.