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McClellan's war : the failure of moderation in the struggle for the Union

Autor: Ethan Sepp Rafuse
Editorial: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Biografía : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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Bold, brash, and full of ambition, George Brinton McClellan seemed destined for greatness when he assumed command of all the Union armies before he was 35. It was not to be. Ultimately deemed a failure on the battlefield by Abraham Lincoln, he was finally dismissed from command following the bloody battle of Antietam. To better understand this fascinating, however flawed, character, Ethan S. Rafuse considers the  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Biography
History
Formato físico adicional: Online version:
Rafuse, Ethan Sepp, 1968-
McClellan's war.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607568809
Online version:
Rafuse, Ethan Sepp, 1968-
McClellan's war.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)609334018
Persona designada: George B McClellan; George B McClellan; George B McClellan; George Brinton McClellan
Tipo de material: Biografía, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Ethan Sepp Rafuse
ISBN: 0253345324 9780253345325
Número OCLC: 56329385
Descripción: xiv, 525 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contenido: "Traditions and associations ... were all on the side of the old Whig Party" --
"I can do as well as anyone in both my studies and my military duties" --
Political realignment --
"A strong Democrat of the Stephen A. Douglas school" --
To kill secession --
"A new and strange position" --
Supreme command --
"You have no idea of the pressure brought to bear here" --
"What do you think of the science of generalship?" --
The Peninsula campaign --
"I do not like the ... turn that affairs are taking" --
"He has acted badly" --
"To meet the necessities of the moment" --
"The most terrible battle" --
"It is my duty to submit to the presdt's proclamation & quietly continue doing my duty" --
The last campaign.
Responsabilidad: Ethan S. Rafuse.
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Resumen:

Bold, brash, and full of ambition, George Brinton McClellan seemed destined for greatness when he assumed command of all the Union armies before he was 35. It was not to be. Ultimately deemed a failure on the battlefield by Abraham Lincoln, he was finally dismissed from command following the bloody battle of Antietam. To better understand this fascinating, however flawed, character, Ethan S. Rafuse considers the broad and complicated political climate of the earlier 19th century. Rather than blaming McClellan for the Union's military losses, Rafuse attempts to understand his political thinking as it affected his wartime strategy. As a result, Rafuse sheds light not only on McClellan's conduct on the battlefields of 1861-62 but also on United States politics and culture in the years leading up to the Civil War. - Publisher.

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