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Agent of destiny : the life and times of General Winfield Scott

Author: John S D Eisenhower
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historian John S.D. Eisenhower, author of So Far From God and The Bitter Woods, explores the facets of Scott's career and the ways he shaped - and was shaped by - the goals and ambitions of a young republic. As Eisenhower vividly demonstrates, American history cannot be fully understood without an appreciation of Scott's life and influence.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eisenhower, John S. D., 1922-
Agent of destiny.
New York : Free Press, c1997
(OCoLC)605320850
Online version:
Eisenhower, John S. D., 1922-
Agent of destiny.
New York : Free Press, c1997
(OCoLC)609207949
Named Person: Winfield Scott; Winfield Scott
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John S D Eisenhower
ISBN: 0684844516 9780684844510
OCLC Number: 37379894
Description: xiv, 464 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The bugle and the drum --
A shaky beginning --
"On to Canada!" --
Captured at Queenston, 1812 --
Captive --
The capture of Fort George --
Muddle at Montreal --
Victory at Chippewa --
Wounded at Lundy's lane --
Hero --
Domestic bliss and a feud with Jackson --
Ridiculous resignation --
Black Hawk War, 1831 --
Watching the nullifiers --
Enter Erasmus D. Keyes --
Frustration in Florida, 1836 --
Scott faces a court of inquiry --
The great pacificator, 1838 --
Along the trail of tears --
Diplomacy and politics --
General-in-chief at last --
"A hasty plate of soup" --
Triumph at Veracruz --
Cerro Gordo: almost according to plan --
The long summer of 1847 --
The valley of Mexico --
Truce, tragedy, and triumph --
Peace with Mexico --
Fire from the rear --
The last Whig candidate, 1852 --
Relegated to the sidelines --
The Lincoln inaugural --
Fort Sumter, April 1861 --
Guardian of Washington --
The anaconda plan and Bull Run --
"Hard is the fate": October 1861 --
Taps --
Appendixes: Winfield Scott and the presidents under whom he served --
Cherokee removal, 1838-1839 --
Sequence of events, May 1860-April 1861.
Responsibility: John S.D. Eisenhower.
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From a renowned historian and son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower comes the first-ever biography of General Winfield Scott, the towering commander, a hero of the War of 1812, who was instrumental  Read more...

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