Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Oct 7, 2008 - History - 352 pages
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The Pulitzer Prize?winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it

As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln?s birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history. Tried by War offers a revelatory (and timely) portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln, with almost no previous military experience before entering the White House, assumed the powers associated with the role of commander in chief, and through his strategic insight and will to fight changed the course of the war and saved the Union.


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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads “Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief” is James McPherson's 2008 biography focused on Lincoln's role as the nation's chief military strategist ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Carr - Goodreads

A great writer on a fascinating subject, and at a good length too. McPherson is a fantastic writer (his Battle Cry of Freedom is the best single volume history of the civil war), and he knows his ... Read full review




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About the author (2008)

James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on the Civil War, including Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize, For Cause and Comrades, which won the prestigious Lincoln Prize, and Crossroads of Freedom. He lives in Princeton, NJ.

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