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Tried by war : Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief /

by McPherson, James M.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Penguin Books, 2009, c2008Description: xvii, 329 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780143116141; 0143116142.Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Military leadership | Executive power -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865 | Gift of Thomas MaguireAwards: Lincoln Prize 2009.Subject: Evaluates Lincoln's talents as a commander in chief in spite of limited military experience, tracing the ways in which he worked with, or against, his senior commanders to defeat the Confederacy and reshape the presidential role.
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Originally published: USA : The Penguin Press, 2008.

Evaluates Lincoln's talents as a commander in chief in spite of limited military experience, tracing the ways in which he worked with, or against, his senior commanders to defeat the Confederacy and reshape the presidential role.

Lincoln Prize 2009.

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