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Tried by war : Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief

Author: James M McPherson
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evaluates Lincoln's talents as a commander in chief in spite of limited military experience, tracing the ways in which he worked with, or against, his senior commanders to defeat the Confederacy and reshape the presidential role.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James M McPherson
ISBN: 9781594201912 1594201919
OCLC Number: 212847711
Description: xv, 329 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The quest for a strategy, 1861 --
The bottom is out of the tub --
You must act --
A question of legs --
Destroy the Rebel Army, if possible --
The promise must now be kept --
Lee's Army, and not Richmond, is your true objective point --
The heaviest blow yet dealt to the rebellion --
If it takes three years more --
No peace without victory.
Responsibility: James M. McPherson.
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Evaluates Lincoln's talents as a commander in chief in spite of limited military experience, tracing the ways in which he worked with, or against, his senior commanders to defeat the Confederacy and reshape the presidential role.

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