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Lincoln and His Generals (Lincoln & His Generals)

by T. Harry Williams

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Published by Vintage .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL7461948M
ISBN 100394703626
ISBN 109780394703626

  Lincoln and His Generals was the breakthrough book for Williams who had only written one book previously. This book provided him with many national and local acclaims. He book was on the best seller list, he received rave reviews in national publications, and scholarly awards where he was teaching at the time, L.S.U. Historian Douglas Waller talked about his book, Lincoln’s Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation, in which he recounted the team of Union spies that provided President Lincoln and his generals.

An intriguing collection of essays covering much familiar ground, but with enough new insights and fresh perspectives to interest both Civil War buffs and casual readers. Boritt (Civil War Studies/Gettysburg College; Why the Confederacy Lost, ) assembles five essays by top specialists in the field, exploring the relationship of wartime Commander-in-Chief Lincoln to his leaders on the. We are very pleased to add Lincoln and His Generals to your Leather-Bound Library of Military History. This compelling story of Lincoln's challenge to form a competent fighting force is handsomely complemented by the book's luxurious appointments.

Lincoln's wartime correspondence is no exception, and the letters he penned to his Civil War generals--through one of the most critical episodes in American history--are of singular Abraham Lincoln is responsible for a significant body of correspondence, this is the first time an editor has focused principally on the strategic. Lincoln apparently was familiar with the Wolfe anecdote, and it is plausible that a delegation visited the President and requested the dismissal of General Grant for excessive drinking. Lincoln’s knowledge of the Wolfe story would have made it easier for him to construct the clever riposte about sending whiskey to his other generals.


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Lincoln and His Generals (Lincoln & His Generals) by T. Harry Williams Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lincoln and His Generals is more of a biography of Lincoln and his Generals than it is a history book. The bios are limited to the war, but it reads more like a biography, so that it is not simply facts and dates, but has some personal interest/5. This is a GREAT BOOK for explaining Lincoln as Commander in Chief and his relationship with EACH of the Generals along the way.

This book is well written, and is GREAT for learning of the Generals and their style's. This book doesn't get bogged down in the boring minutiae of /5(43). Since it was first published inLincoln and His Generals has remained one of the definitive accounts of Lincoln’s wartime leadership.

In it T. Harry Williams dramatizes Lincoln’s long and frustrating search for an effective leader of the Union Army and traces his transformation from a politician with little military knowledge into a master strategist of the Civil by: Buy a cheap copy of Lincoln and His Generals book by T.

Harry Williams. Evaluates Lincoln's ability as a director of war and his influence on the development of a modern command the Trade Paperback edition. Free shipping over $/5(4). Since it was first published inLincoln and His Generals has remained one of the definitive accounts of Lincoln’s wartime leadership.

In it T. Harry Williams dramatizes Lincoln’s long and frustrating search for an effective leader of the Union Army and traces his transformation from a politician with little military knowledge into a master strategist of the Civil War.4/4(2).

This book is a collection of essays examining the relation between Lincoln and five of his generals: McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Sherman, and Grant. these relations were /5. Lincoln and His Generals Book Review Lincoln and His Generals is a book by Thomas Williams that focuses on the Civil War as being the first modern war and the way President Lincoln lead his divided nation during this dark historic time.

Williams introduces the Union army as one that has no shape to it. Lincoln and his Generals by Williams, T. Harry and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at In Lincoln’s Generals, Gabor S. Boritt and a team of distinguished historians examine the interaction between Abraham Lincoln and his five key Civil War generals: McClellan, Hooker, Meade, Sherman, and Grant, providing fresh insight into this mixed bag of officers and.

Editorial Reviews "Lincoln and His Admirals is that rare thing, an important Lincoln book of genuine originality."—Michael F. Bishop, Washington Post Book World "Splendid By the end of the Civil War, Mr. Symonds shows us the Navy, both on the oceans and on the Western rivers, had played a major role in bringing about a Union victory, thanks in no small part to Lincoln's persistent naval /5(5).

Lincoln and his generals Summary Print showing President Abraham Lincoln sitting on a rock talking with his generals, from left: Admiral Porter, Admiral Farragut, Lincoln, Sherman, Thomas, Grant, and Sheridan. Contributor Names Jones & Clark, publishers.

In his bestselling book, Manhunt: The 12 Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, author James L. Swanson elaborates on personal histories and motivations for each person involved- Union or Confederate- provoking several intriguing questions.

Were those convictions from the trials fair in the eye of the law or a result of an impassioned court. Lincoln and His Generals Book Review Lincoln and His Generals is a book by Thomas Williams that focuses on the Civil War as being the first modern war and the way President Lincoln lead his divided nation during this dark historic time.

Williams introduces the. Get this from a library. Lincoln and his generals. [T Harry Williams; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)] -- Theme is Lincoln as a director of war, and his place in the high command system for this nation.

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A signal contribution to Lincolniana in a study of the development of Lincoln's military policy towards his generals, Fremont, Banks, Grant, Sherman, McClellan, Scott. This overlaps to some degree territory covered by Catton's recent Mr.

Lincoln's Army ( P. ), though the focus there is on the Army of the Potomac- and here the range of appraisal is wider. About Lincoln and His Generals.

Since it was first published inLincoln and His Generals has remained one of the definitive accounts of Lincoln’s wartime leadership. In it T. Harry Williams dramatizes Lincoln’s long and frustrating search for an effective leader of the Union Army and traces his transformation from a politician with little military knowledge into a master strategist.

The ultimate question regarding a book called Lincoln and His Admirals has to be whether it lives up to the classic reputation of Lincoln and His Generals. The quality of its writing certainly approaches the extraordinarily high standard set by Williams (with the exception of the repeated misuse of.

Essay Lincoln and His Generals Book Report Words | 5 Pages. Lincoln and His Generals Book Review Lincoln and His Generals is a book by Thomas Williams that focuses on the Civil War as being the first modern war and the way President Lincoln lead his divided nation during this dark historic time. Lincoln And His Generals, by Clarence Edward Macartney.

Is this book necessary. To be fair, there are a lot of books about Abraham Lincoln in existence, many of which I happen to have read and reviewed and many more of which remain unread because it is hard for people to become familiar with the body of work that exists in Lincolnia.

Lincoln and His Admirals. By Craig L. Symonds. pp. Oxford University Press, $ We know a great deal about President Lincoln’s relations with his generals, but much less about his dealings with his admirals and his Navy Department.

For instance, the best generals were those who could adapt. General Lee was a general of the past, Ulysses S. Grant was a m It is a very good book, in a topic I'm not terribly interested in - the Civil War. Lincoln and His Generals is more of a biography of Lincoln and his Generals than it /5(24).

Since it was first published inLincoln and His Generals has remained one of the definitive accounts of Lincoln’s wartime leadership. In it T. Harry Williams dramatizes Lincoln’s long and frustrating search for an effective leader of the Union Army and traces his transformation from a politician with little military knowledge into a master strategist of the Civil War/5(22).