Tried by War
Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
ISBN 9780143143604 | 9 Hours; 8 CDs | 07 Oct 2008 | Penguin Audio | 5.74 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Unabridged CDs • 9 CDs, 11 hours"Few historians write as well as McPherson, and none evoke the sound of battle with greater clarity. . . . McPherson draws on almost fifty years of research to present a cogent and concise narrative of how Lincoln, working against enormous odds, saved the United States of America."
James McPherson, a bestselling historian of the Civil War, illuminates how Lincoln worked with—and often against—his senior commanders to defeat the Confederacy and create the role of commander in chief as we know it.
-Jean Edward Smith, The New York Times Book Review
"It is hard to do justice in a short review to how convincingly and compellingly McPherson narrates Lincoln's simultaneous mastery of the political, strategic and moral challenge of his historical moment."
-Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times
"Masterful. . . . Destined to become a classic."
-Jay Winik, The Boston Globe
"The definitive portrait of Lincoln as war leader."
-The Washington Post
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