The Fighting McCooks - America's Famous Fighting Family

Charles Whalen, Barbara Whalen

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SIGNED/INSCRIBED! MD: Westmoreland Press, 2006. 1st with full number line. Hardcover. 8vo. 420 pgs. B/w maps, illustrations and photos. Signed and inscribed by authors on 2nd front endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inquire if you need further information. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In this compelling narrative, former Congressman Charles Whalen and his wife, Barbara, meticulously follow the Fighting McCooks across forty-six battlefields vividly describing their heroic and patriotic feats. In addition to providing a fascinating account of the McCook men and the women whom they loved, the Whalens capture the political, military, and social climate of the time. This is not only a story about war. This is a story about life in early America. Thanks to twenty years of research and writing, the story of this legendary family and one of America's most self-sacrificing families of all time is finally seeing the light of day. From the first shot fired in the Civil War to the last, the Fighting McCooks were an ever-present force on the battlefield, in Washington, and beyond. Their lives were intimately intertwined with the most powerful men of the time, including President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, and General Ulysses S. Grant. But the McCooks were just as comfortable on the front line of battle fighting shoulder to shoulder with their compatriots. Heroic and bold, they fought on forty-six battlefields. No major battle took place in the western theater of war that did not include at least one of the seventeen Fighting McCooks. When war broke out, the McCooks were as diverse as any large family and nearly all were college educated. They were doctors, lawyers, businessmen, politicians, and judges. Two were West Point and Naval Academy graduates. Yet they all had a common thread, they were determined to save the Union. In their quest, three became major generals, three brigadier generals, one naval lieutenant, four surgeons, two colonels, one major, one lieutenant, one private, and one chaplain. Four gave their lives.

About the Author: Charles Whalen, a native of Dayton, Ohio, graduated from the University of Dayton and Harvard Business School. A professor of economics at the University of Dayton, he served for twelve years in the Ohio General Assembly. Elected to the U.S. Congress in 1966, he represented Ohio s Third District until retiring in 1978. Barbara Whalen was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York. She is a former newspaper columnist, radio and television writer, and advertising executive.

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