Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfield Scott Hancock : A Soldier's Life

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... detailed, well-written and thoroughly documented." -The Journal of Military History... comprehensive, well-written, and thoroughly researched... "-Booklist... the definitive work on the life of Winfield Scott Hancock... "-Blue and GrayAt last we have a complete life of [Hancock], and it, too, is superb." -The Philadelphia InquirerJordan's careful attention to detail and excellent use of sources highlight a lively writing style to make a highly readable book." -America's Civil WarJordan's study of Hancock is an important contribution to both military and political history." -Journal of Southern Historyshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0253210585
  • 9780253210586
  • 1,465,506

About David M. Jordan

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 more

Table of contents

List of IllustrationsPreface1. Hancock the Superb2. The Lawyer's Son3. To Mexico4. Between Two Wars5. In California6. The Brigadier7. Up the Pennsylvania with McClellan8. A Division at Antietam9. "A Chicken Could Not Live on That Field"10. The Failure of Fighting Joe11. North to Pennsylvania12. Gettysburg13. The Invalid14. The Wilderness15. The Spotsylvania Campaign16. The Frustration of General Grant17. Across the James18. The Deep Bottom Expeditions19. The Final Battles20. The End of the War21. The Execution of Mary Surratt22. Indian Problems23. Reconstruction Commander24. A Boom for President25. Return to the Plains26. East and an Election27. The great Strike28. Hancock and the Army29. Off and Running for 188030. Drifting31. The Cincinnati convention32. The Campaign Begins33. A Close Election34. The Morning After35. Down a Flight of Stairs36. "Pure Gold"NotesSelected BibliographyIndexshow more

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