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The book is great for anyone wanting to learn more about the Civil War and Lincoln's role in it.
When I asked him about the fact that I had given him another book about Lincoln, he told me that that he really liked the book.
McPherson has written an excellent account of how Lincoln managed his generals during the Civil War.
Very good overview of Lincoln as war leader. It is well written and easily understood. The author knows his subject well.Published 3 months ago by Dennis B. Tenk
A quick read, but that's because it doesn't really cover any new ground for even modest Lincoln/Civil War scholars. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jason Russell
This book is nowhere near as good as 'Battle Cry of Freedom', but it's nevertheless an insightful, historically accurate work from acclaimed author James M. McPherson. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Matt Smith
Pretty good book on Lincoln's leadership skills-not great, but pretty good. I am not sure I learned anything new from this one, but going over the hardships of executing a war on... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Glenn D. Robinson
I'd like to preface this review by saying that in terms of American History, I am an outsider. I read history as a hobby, I teach history as a profession, but American History is... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Luis A. Hernandez
McPherson repackaged his superior knowledge of the Civil War in to a relatively short (270 page body), easy to read narrative. Read morePublished 15 months ago by MiG
I am a fan of McPherson. I think he is one the best Civil War historians of our time. I really like his “Battle Cry of Freedom” but while I found this book interesting it was more... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jim Lynch
I gave this book to my husband for a Christmas gift. He did not seem to mind, BUT I DID that the pages were not trimmed nor
were they like a regular book. Read more
In anticipation of the upcoming Spielberg Lincoln movie, prospective readers may be looking for a modest sized book that gives a refresher on Lincoln and the major beats of the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Robert Swanay