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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.
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 4 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 7 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 8 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 11 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 14 months ago by Robert Swanay
Great book. You can really get a sense of the anguish and frustration Lincoln was going through during the war and really appreciate his political skills. Read morePublished 17 months ago by sabetay sides
Both Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War have seen countless books devoted to them, from general biographies or histories to entire books focused on single speeches by Lincoln or... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Gary Hoggatt
This book was given as a gift. The recipient, a serious civil war scholar, seems to be enjoying it very much.Published 23 months ago by tough critic