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Lincoln, The Cabinet, and The Generals

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
While numerous accounts exist of President Abraham LincolnAÆs often-troubled dealings with either his cabinet or his generals, Chester G. HearnAÆs illuminating history provides the first broad synthesis of LincolnAÆs complex relationship with both groups. As such, it casts new light on much of the behind-the-scenes interplay, intrigue, and sparring between the president ...more
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Published April 1st 2010 by LSU Press (first published March 31st 2010)
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Neil Pierson
May 01, 2015 Neil Pierson rated it liked it
When you read about the Civil War, you want to jump in Mr. Peabody's Wayback Machine and throttle several Union generals. They missed so many opportunities to win the war decisively and save the thousands of lives lost as the war continued.

First in the time traveler's line would be George B. McClellan, whose inaction moved Abraham Lincoln to comment that the 160,000 man Army of the Potomac was merely "General McClellan's bodyguard." There would be John Pope, who suffered terrible defeats but rep
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May 13, 2011 Derek rated it really liked it
Nice overview from the perspective of the interactions of those involved.
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