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The Civil War Papers of George C. McClellan: Selected Correspondence, 1860-1865
     

The Civil War Papers of George C. McClellan: Selected Correspondence, 1860-1865

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by Stephen W. Sears
 

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No one played as many major roles during the Civil War as General George B. McClellan, nor did any other figure write such candid letters about himself, his motivations, and his intentions. For Civil War buffs, this collection is a gold mine, revealing nuggets of fresh information on the military operations and political machinations, from the battle of Antietam

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No one played as many major roles during the Civil War as General George B. McClellan, nor did any other figure write such candid letters about himself, his motivations, and his intentions. For Civil War buffs, this collection is a gold mine, revealing nuggets of fresh information on the military operations and political machinations, from the battle of Antietam through McClellan's 1864 race for the presidency. Perhaps most telling of all are the uninhibited letters he wrote to his wife, apparently meant as reminders to himself toward the writing of his memoirs. Surprisingly, well over half of these 813 letters and dispatches are being published for the first time. A Civil War expert and prize-winning author in his own right, Stephen Sears gives us a fine companion to his recent biography of McClellan, letting this man of many complexities speak for himself. A not-to-be-missed narrative of one of American history's most exciting dramas told by one of its chief actors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547971179
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/27/1989
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
633
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

STEPHEN W. SEARS is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, including Gettysburg and Landscape Turned Red. A former editor at American Heritage, he lives in Connecticut.

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The Civil War Papers of George B. McClellan: Selected Correspondence, 1860-1865 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go into the mind of a self centered liberal democrat who put himself and his ambitions before his men and country. He purposly didnt try to win thw war because he was thinking of the 84 election and running on an antiwar platform. A true democrat if there ever was one.