Winfield Scott Hancock: A Soldier's Life

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Indiana University Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 393 pages
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"... detailed, well-written and thoroughly documented." —The Journal of Military History

"... comprehensive, well-written, and thoroughly researched... " —Booklist

"... the definitive work on the life of Winfield Scott Hancock... " —Blue and Gray

"At last we have a complete life of [Hancock], and it, too, is superb." —The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Jordan's careful attention to detail and excellent use of sources highlight a lively writing style to make a highly readable book." —America's Civil War

"Jordan's study of Hancock is an important contribution to both military and political history." —Journal of Southern History

 

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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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User Review  - Joyce Lagow - Goodreads

While well-known for his Civil War contributions, where he earned the nickname Hancock the Superb, he spent a brief and somewhat disastrous period of time as an Indian fighter in Kansas under Sherman's command, a far less well-known aspect of his career. Afterwa 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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