DAVID M. JORDAN is a practicing attorney and author of A Tiger in His Time: Hal Newhouser and the Burden of Wartime Ball and Roscoe Conkling of New York: Voice in the Senate, considered the definitive biography of that major figure of the post-Civil War era. Jordan has also appeared on the Arts & Entertainment Network’s Civil War Journal in a program about Winfield Scott Hancock.
The book is a thorough and fascinating treatment of one of the Union's most effective generals.
As a individual in the 1860's that might be understood, but as a General with the obligation of carrying out the mandates of Reconstruction, it is not.
He did good service at one point at Second Manassas/Bull Run; he served well at Antietam, where he advanced to division command.
This biography of Winfield Scott Hancock provides a thorough assessment of one of the most prominent military men in the 19th century. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Abraham Hoffman
The school district my husband worked in for 33 yrs & my 13 yrs was named for W S Hancock - we found it VERY interesting!Published 2 months ago by Barb E
Excellent book, Arrived in terrific shape, thanks so much, it now after being read, resides in my 1600 plus library shelf. Thanks so much, KarenPublished 18 months ago by Karen
Gen. Hancock in my view must be rated as one of the norths best commanders. The shining moment for Gen. Hancock came at Gettysburg, when Gen. Lee sent Gen. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book covers alot of ground not mentioned in the Glenn Tucker book-for instance there is a good section in regard to the Mary Surratt trial and Hancock comes off looking not so... Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by Douglas E. Libert
Arrived promptly. The book is a thorough and fascinating treatment of one of the Union's most effective generals.Published on May 27, 2010 by Eugene D. Betit
This highly readable account of Winfield Hancock's life does not disappoint. Never commanding a Union Army on his own, Hancock emerges from the Civil War one of the most... Read morePublished on April 25, 2008 by Michael E. Fitzgerald
This book does a good job in painting Winfield Scott Hancock as this perfect general, great human being, and fair politican while tearing down those (U.S. Read morePublished on April 5, 2008 by K. J. Bryant
At the Battle of Williamsburg, as the Army of Potomac crept up the Peninsula toward Richmond, Virginia, General Winfield Scott Hancock attempted an aggressive flank attack on... Read morePublished on June 26, 2007 by Steven A. Peterson