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Lincoln's Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac

Stephen W. Sears

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Houghton Mifflin
01 June 2017
History; History of the Americas; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; American Civil War; Warfare & defence
From the best-selling author of Gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War. President Lincoln oversaw, argued with, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilised by an unsung supporting cast of corps, division, and brigade generals. With characteristic style and insight, Stephen Sears brings these courageous, determined officers, who rose through the ranks and led from the front, to life. AUTHOR: Stephen W. Sears is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, including 'Gettysburg' and 'Landscape Turned Red'. He is a former editor at American Heritage. 156 b/w images, 13 maps
By:   Stephen W. Sears
Imprint:   Houghton Mifflin
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9780618428250
ISBN 10:   0618428259
Publication Date:   01 June 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Reviews for Lincoln's Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac

A masterful synthesis...a narrative about amazing courage and astonishing gutlessness...It explains why Union movements worked and, more often, didn't work in clear-eyed explanatory prose that's vivid and direct. --Chicago Tribune A monumental group biography...reminds us that the outcome of the war was not a foregone conclusion. --The Wall Street Journal Massive, elegant study...a staggering work of research by a masterly historian. --Kirkus, STARRED


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