David M. Jordan, a native of Philadelphia, graduate of Princeton University, and a practicing attorney, has previously published biographies of New York political boss Roscoe Conkling, Union general Winfield Scott Hancock, and left-handed pitcher Hal Newhouser, as well as a history of the Philadelphia Athletics.
This book is full of facts. Much of includes letters written to and from Warren, giving a glimpse into the man himself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. L. Cummings
Interesting insight into one of the many heroes of the Civil war.Published 2 months ago by Buckeyefan
I can't say that I am impressed with this book. The historiography was top notch, but it reads as a high school term paper with quote after quote and little insight into what... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Edward E. Hillenbrand
Attorneys learn to represent their clients. So books of history written by attorneys often approach the subject like it was a trial. Read morePublished 10 months ago by ubi_est_veritas
Enjoyed this book very much. My interest in G K Warren is that he was a Union general from New York, my home state. Read morePublished 16 months ago by dawna j. foster
Gouverneur K. Warren was a controversial character indeed: a great and competent general, but not above mistakes and hubris. An unsung hero of the CW, really. Read morePublished on April 9, 2011 by Fahrenheit 451 Fireman!
Having had little information on the life of my great, great, great grandfather this book was facinating. I had no idea he had participated critically in so much of the civil war. Read morePublished on December 18, 2007 by Edward C. Oas
In "Happiness is Not My Companion," David M. Jordan performs his usual solid job in assembling a biography. Read morePublished on August 5, 2007 by Kevin M. Derby
Solid bio on General Warren, like George Picket, known for Gettysburg and Five Forks, the latter in his casea great controversy. Read morePublished on January 12, 2007 by Daniel Hurley