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Not very satisfying as it repeats all of the myths about Lincoln's generals failing him. The real story is he was an incompetent leader who failed to set goals and gain the trust of those working for him. Most of the problems were due to Lincoln's poor management and stunning blunders. This book doesn't address these issues. If you want a watered down pro Lincoln view of his leadership that doesn't address the actual problems but merely perpetuates the myths that are popular today, then this is a book for you. But you will not gain much of an insight to the real reasons for the failures of the Union armies.