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The Resource Lincoln on war, edited and with an introduction by Harold Holzer

Lincoln on war, edited and with an introduction by Harold Holzer

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Lincoln on war
Title
Lincoln on war
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Harold Holzer
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collects and comments on President Abraham Lincoln's thoughts on violent conflict, a subject that consumed him during his presidency as he presided over the Civil War
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Summary
President Lincoln used his own weapons--his words--to fight the Civil War as brilliantly as any general who ever took the field. In Lincoln on War, historian Harold Holzer gathers and interprets Lincoln's speeches, letters, memoranda, orders, telegrams, and casual remarks, organizing them chronologically and allowing readers to experience Lincoln's growth from an eager young Indian War officer to a middle-aged dove congressman to a surprisingly hardened and determined hawk as the Union's commander-in-chief. We observe a man willing to sacrifice life and treasure in unprecedented quantities, to risk wounding the pride of vain generals, and even to mislead the public if it meant the preservation of an unbreakable union of states, the destruction of slavery, and the restoration of America as an example to inspire the world. This volume covers strategy; tactics; the endless hiring, sustaining, motivating, and dismissal of commanders; military discipline; and military technology. Modern commanders-in-chief have repeatedly quoted Lincoln to justify their own wars, so it behooves us as citizens to know Lincoln's record well. From masterpieces such as the Gettysburg Address to lesser-known meditations on God's purposes, Lincoln on War is the first book to highlight exclusively Lincoln's sublime and enduring words on war.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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385447
Cataloging source
DLC
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1809-1865
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Lincoln, Abraham
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.92
LC item number
2011
Literary form
non fiction
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Holzer, Harold
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True
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Executive power
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Lincoln on war, edited and with an introduction by Harold Holzer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20232273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781565123786
Lccn
2010044569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0009215458
Label
Lincoln on war, edited and with an introduction by Harold Holzer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20232273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 304 pages
Isbn
9781565123786
Lccn
2010044569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC)BK0009215458

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