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Lincoln and his admirals : Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War

Author: Craig L Symonds
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals how Abraham Lincoln managed the men who ran the naval side of the Civil War and transformed himself into one of the greatest naval strategists of his age, in an account of the commander-in-chief during the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Gideon Welles; Gustavus Vasa Fox
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig L Symonds
ISBN: 9780195310221 0195310225 9780199751570 0199751579
OCLC Number: 180753580
Description: xiv, 430 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1861: GETTING UNDER WAY. "What have I done wrong?": Lincoln and the Fort Sumter crisis --
"A competent force": Lincoln and the blockade --
"No affront to the British flag": Lincoln and the Trent affair --
1862: CHARTING A COURSE. "Rain and the rebels out": Lincoln and the River war --
"It strikes me there's something in it": Lincoln and the Monitor --
"We cannot escape history": Lincoln and the contrabands --
1863: TROUBLED WATERS. "The peninsula all over again": Lincoln, Charleston, and Vicksburg --
"I shall have to cut this know": Lincoln as adjudicator --
"Peace does not appear so distant as it did": Lincoln and the wartime politics --
1864: FULL SPEED AHEAD. "A worthy object": Lincoln and the Red River campaign --
"A vote of thanks" Lincoln and the politics of promotion --
"I must refer you to General Grant": Lincoln relinquishes the conn --
1865: FINAL HARBOR. Epilogue: "Thank God that I have lived to see this": Lincoln and the end of the war.
Responsibility: Craig L. Symonds.
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Reveals how Abraham Lincoln managed the men who ran the naval side of the Civil War and transformed himself into one of the greatest naval strategists of his age, in an account of the commander-in-chief during the Civil War.

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<br>"Lincoln and His Admirals is that rare thing, an important Lincoln book of genuine originality."--Michael F. Bishop, Washington Post Book World<p> Read more...

 
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