Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln As Commander in Chief (Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction Series)

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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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James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis ‘86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on the Civil War, including Battle Cry of Freedom, which won the Pulitzer Prize, For Cause and Comrades, which won the prestigious Lincoln Prize, and Crossroads of Freedom.

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TRIED BY WAR is a prime example of an excellent text in the capable hands of an award-winning narrator. Author McPherson manages to find a unique perspective on the Lincoln presidency as he explores Lincoln's role and effectiveness as commander-in-chief during the Civil War. Burdened as he was with generals either reluctant or unable to perform, Lincoln was forced to learn military strategy and to conduct much of the war from the White House. McPherson also draws an intimate portrait of Lincoln: his triumphs and frustrations, self-doubt and anguish as the casualties on both sides mount. George Guidall is an excellent fit for McPherson's detailed text. His smooth presentation and brisk pacing bring a clarity and energy that will help this work appeal to a wide audience. M.O.B. AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine

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