Lincoln and His Generals

By T. Harry Williams
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307741967, 363pp.)

Publication Date: January 11, 2011

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Since it was first published in 1952, Lincoln and His Generals has remained one of the definitive accounts of Lincoln’s wartime leadership. In it T. Harry Williams dramatizes Lincoln’s long and frustrating search for an effective leader of the Union Army and traces his transformation from a politician with little military knowledge into a master strategist of the Civil War. Explored in depth are Lincoln’s often fraught relationships with generals such as McClellan, Pope, Burnside, Hooker, Fremont, and of course, Ulysses S. Grant. In this superbly written narrative, Williams demonstrates how Lincoln’s persistent “meddling” into military affairs was crucial to the Northern war effort and utterly transformed the president’s role as commander-in-chief.




About the Author
T. Harry Williams is a famous historian whose books include the classic "Huey Long, P.G.T. Beauregard: Napoleon in Gray," "Lincoln and His Generals," and "McClellan, Sherman, and Grant,"
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