From Publishers Weekly
These military dispatches and candid personal letters of Union general McClellan reveal gross overestimates of Confederate strength and contempt for President Lincoln.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
McClellan biographer ( George B. McClellan: The Young Napoleon , LJ 11/1/88) Sears has collected a treasure-trove for serious Civil War scholars: 813 letters, telegrams, memos, and other documents, over half of which are here published in their entirety for the first time. Of special interest are 192 uncensored letters to his wife, which best reveal the character of this complex man. Nothing of importance concerning his military strategies and tactics or the politics, policies, and issues of the war has been omitted. Sears has edited the collection with consummate economy and skill, and his introductory essays to the book's 11 sections weave the disparate facets of McClellan's wartime experiences together. Essential for any serious Civil War collection.- Thomas E. Schott, Office of History, Engineering Installation Div., Timber Air Force Base, Okla.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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