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10 thoughts on “Lincoln and His Generals

  1. says:

    William s views Lincoln as a military genius a man, who came into office with little knowledge of military affairs and almost no military experience other than brief militia service and yet he was mentally flexible enough to adapt to the rapidly shifting situation and learn from his errors to guide his nation to victory through its greatest national crisis Some...

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    This book, one of quite a few spoken of my my local congregational pastor 1 , is one of many books about Abraham Lincoln that have been written over the years, and like many books written since its publishing in 1952, it seeks to differentiate itself from other books on the subject of Abraham Lincoln and...

  3. says:

    Good discussion of the development of modern command structure

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    In Lincoln and His Generals, T Harry Williams concentrated on telling the story of Lincoln as commander in chief during America s greatest and most devastating war In the preface he states his goals clearly my theme is Lincoln as a director of war and his place in the high command and his influence in developing a modern command system for his nation Williams expertly develops this theme throughout this fascinating book Though many may disagree with some of his conclusions about how effec In Lincoln and His Generals, T Harry Williams concentrated on telling the story of Lincoln as commander in chief during America s greatest and most devastating war In the preface he states his goals clearly my theme is Lincoln as a director of war and his place in the high command and his influence in developing a modern command system for his nation Williams expertly develops this theme throughout this fascinating book Though many may disagree with some of his conclusions about how effective Lincoln w...

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    Having been very favorably impressed by his Huey Long biography and having this earlier book by him on the shelf, I picked up Williams Lincoln and His Generals immediately, reading it in two days While good, Lincoln is not as excellent as the Long book, Williams writing abilities having apparently improved substantially during the years between their dates of composition Still, it s a good book.This is n...

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    I had heard quite a bit about this book before reading it I picked up an original 1952, red cover copy of this for probably just a couple of bucks at a thrift store After reading this, I m left feeling a bit disappointed in the book The author does so much speculating throughout the book, using terms like probably , most likely , must have been , ect Williams clearly holds Lincoln in the highest esteem in his book and in using these terms of speculation, always errors on the side of makin I ha...

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    I think this is an under appreciated book in the Lincoln cannon It s not concentrated on flashy narratives or dramatic events It turns attention to characters and strategy But what makes it compelling is just how masterfully Williams crafts the story He moves slow through the events of the war that moved slow, concentrating an overwhelming amount of attention to McClellan We get introduced to characters, like G...

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    On the NY Times Bestseller List the week I was born for that Shelfari group challenge This was an interesting look at Lincoln s role in the military conduct of the war, especially before Grant took the top command The author spends much time explaining the problems with McClellan et al on the basis of their personal characters, as well as the lack of a modern command structure, but what comes through between the lines is that the basic problems were political Lincoln chose conservative gen On the NY Times Bestseller List the week I was born for that Shelfari group challenge This was an interesting look at Lincoln s role in the military conduct of the war, especially before Grant took the ...

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this book Mr Williams gives an insightful glance into the relationships between President Lincoln and his generals during the Civil War The focus of the book is mainly on the generals that most frustrated the Commander In Chief, those with cases of the slows or those that constantly asked for supplies and reinforcements a...

  10. says:

    My brother in law lent this book to me.we both are Civil War Lincoln readers This is an excellent read but only for those truly interested in the subject and the strategy that went into the Civil War battles I learned so much from reading this book and the author was able to capture a side of Lincoln readers rarely see. that of a brilliant war strategist and manager of military men with a variety of personality quirks and degrees of competence of leading men on the battlefield I am ver My brother in law lent this book to me.we both are Civil War Lincoln readers This is an excellent read but only for those truly interested in the subject and the strategy that went into the Civil War battles I learned so much from reading this book and the author was able to capture a side of Lincoln readers rarely see. that of a brilliant war strategist and manager of military men with a variety of personality quirks and de...

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