Winfield Scott Hancock: A Soldier's Life

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
2 Reviews
“Essential for Civil War collections.” —Choice
“Highly readable . . . An important addition to 19th century American history as well as Civil War literature.” —America’s Civil War
“The definitive work on the life of Winfield Scott Hancock.” —Blue and Gray Magazine
“Detailed, well-written and thoroughly documented.” —The Journal of American History
This compelling biography presents the colorful life of “Hancock the Superb,” one of the most important commanders in the American Civil War. A major figure at battles such as Gettysburg And The Wilderness, Hancock also figured in the Plains Indians wars, was a controversial Reconstructionist commander of New Orleans, and just missed gaining the Presidency in 1880. Hancock’s life is a unique reflection of America’s history for much of the 19th century. David M. Jordan recounts his tale with sympathy and verve, and brings Hancock superbly to life for our times.
  

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Perhaps the AOTP's best corps commander. Gettysburg 3 was his day of glory Read full review

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This is a better-than-average biography that is for the most part fairly lively and at times exciting. Hancock's important and even crucial service in the Civil War is fairly well known even to those ... Read full review

Contents

Off and Running for 1880
255
Drifting
269
The Cincinnati Convention
274
The Campaign Begins
283
A Close Election
292
The Morning After
306
Down a Flight of Stairs
310
Pure Gold
316
NOTES
321
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
363
INDEX
379
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DAVID M. JORDAN is a practicing attorney and author of A Tiger in His Time: Hal Newhouser and the Burden of Wartime Ball and Roscoe Conkling of New York: Voice in the Senate, considered the definitive biography of that major figure of the post-Civil War era. Jordan has also appeared on the Arts & Entertainment Network's Civil War Journal in a program about Winfield Scott Hancock.

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