The Great Task Remaining: The Third Year of Lincoln's War
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The Great Task Remaining: The Third Year of Lincoln's War

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The Great Task Remaining is a striking, often poignant portrait of people balancing their own values—rather than ours—to determine whether the horrors attending Mr. Lincoln’s war were worth bearing in order to achieve his ultimate goals.

As 1863 unfolds, we see the disaster at Chancellorsville, the battle of Gettysburg, and the end of the siege of Vicksburg. Then, astonishi...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (first published 2010)
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Dick Tatro
If you have a postive view of President Lincoln this book may give you a different view. Lincoln of course faced the most difficult period that could ever happen to a nation. Civil War, especially one so vicious as the American Civil War, is the most difficult problem a President could have. But in response to the war Lincoln took on the role of a tryant. Suspending of basic rights, having political opponents thrown in jail, closing down newspapers that opposed the war, etc. It would be like Oba...more
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