Lincoln's Generals by Stephen W. SearsLincoln's Generals by Stephen W. Sears

Lincoln's Generals

byStephen W. Sears, Mark E. NeelyEditorGabor S. Boritt

Paperback | September 1, 2010

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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 the president’s tireless efforts to work with them.
The president’s relationship with his generals was never easy. Stephen W. Sears underscores McClellan’s perverse obstinacy as Lincoln tried to drive him ahead. Pulitzer Prize–winner Mark E. Neely Jr. sheds new light on the president’s relationship with Hooker, arguing that he was wrong to push the general to attack at Chancellorsville. Boritt writes about Lincoln’s prickly relationship with the victor of Gettysburg, “old snapping turtle” George Meade. Michael Fellman reveals the political stress between the White House and Sherman, a staunch conservative who did not want blacks in his army but who was crucial to the war effort. And John Y. Simon looks past the legendary camaraderie between Lincoln and Grant to reveal the tensions in their relationship. These authors take us inside the personalities and relationships that shaped the course of the nation’s most costly war.
Gabor S. Boritt, founder of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and former Robert Fluhrer Professor of Civil War studies there, has authored, coauthored, or edited sixteen books about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War and received the National Humanities Medal in 2008. Today he serves on the boards of the Gettysburg National ...
Title:Lincoln's GeneralsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.47 × 5.55 × 0.6 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:UNP - Bison BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803234546

ISBN - 13:9780803234543

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Table of Contents

Introduction - Gabor S. Boritt
1. Lincoln and McClellan - Stephen W. Sears
2. Wilderness and the Cult of Madness: Hooker, Lincoln, and Defeat - Mark E. Neely, Jr.
3. "Unfinished Work": Lincoln, Meade, and Gettysburg - Gabor S. Boritt
4. Lincoln and Sherman - Michael Fellman
5. Grant, Lincoln, and Unconditional Surrender - John Y. Simon
For Further Reading: A Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

“Fascinating and provocative. . . . Each of these gracefully written and intelligently argued essays is a little gem.”—David Herbert Donald, author of Lincoln
- David Herbert Donald