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    Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (Paperback) By (author) George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History James M McPherson

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    DescriptionThe Pulitzer Prize?winning author reveals how Lincoln won the Civil War and invented the role of commander in chief as we know it As we celebrate the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth, this study by preeminent, bestselling Civil War historian James M. McPherson provides a rare, fresh take on one of the most enigmatic figures in American history. "Tried by War" offers a revelatory (and timely) portrait of leadership during the greatest crisis our nation has ever endured. Suspenseful and inspiring, this is the story of how Lincoln, with almost no previous military experience before entering the White House, assumed the powers associated with the role of commander in chief, and through his strategic insight and will to fight changed the course of the war and saved the Union.

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    Tried by War
    Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History James M McPherson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143116141
    ISBN 10: 0143116142

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    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    The Penguin Press
    Publication date
    06 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    James M. McPherson is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on the Civil War, including "Battle Cry of Freedom," which won the Pulitzer Prize, "For Cause and Comrades," which won the prestigious Lincoln Prize, and "Crossroads of Freedom." He lives in Princeton, NJ.
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    "Few historians write as well as McPherson, and none evoke the sound of battle with greater clarity. . . . McPherson draws on almost fifty years of research to present a cogent and concise narrative of how Lincoln, working against enormous odds, saved the United States of America." -Jean Edward Smith, "The New York Times Book Review" "It is hard to do justice in a short review to how convincingly and compellingly McPherson narrates Lincoln's simultaneous mastery of the political, strategic and moral challenge of his historical moment." -Tim Rutten, "Los Angeles Times" "Masterful. . . . Destined to become a classic." -Jay Winik, "The Boston Globe" "The definitive portrait of Lincoln as war leader." -"The Washington Post"