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Author McPherson, James M.

Title Tried by war : Abraham Lincoln as commander in chief / James M. McPherson.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Penguin Press, 2008.


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Description xv, 329 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-314) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Military leadership.
Executive power -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
ISBN 1594201919

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