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Lincoln and his admirals

Author: Craig L Symonds
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abraham Lincoln began his presidency admitting that he knew "but little of ships." Written by a prize-winning historian, this work reveals how Lincoln managed the men who ran the naval side of the  Read more...

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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig L Symonds
ISBN: 0195310225 9780195310221
OCLC Number: 762580257
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 407-416. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-430 p.- [12] p. de pl.) : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION: LINCOLN AND THE NAVY; PART ONE: 1861: GETTING UNDER WAY; 1. Lincoln and the Fort Sumter Crisis; 2. Lincoln and the Blockade; 3. Lincoln and the Trent Affair; PART TWO: 1862: CHARTING A COURSE; 4. Lincoln and the River War, I; 5. Lincoln and the Monitor; 6. Lincoln as Adjudicator; PART THREE: 1863: TROUBLED WATERS; 7. Lincoln, Charleston, and Vicksburg; 8. Lincoln and the Contrabands; 9. Lincoln and Wartime Politics; PART FOUR: 1864: FULL SPEED AHEAD; 10. Lincoln and the Red River Campaign; 11. Lincoln and the Politics of Promotion; 12. Lincoln and the Fort Fisher Expedition; PART FIVE: 1865: FINAL HARBOR; EPILOGUE: GIDEON WELLES AND THE LINCOLN LEGACY; NOTES, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INDEX
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Symond's book is a splendid account...based on conscientious research in both unpublished and published sources. It is written fluently and digestibly, and will appeal to a wide readership. Brian Read more...

 
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