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James M. McPherson

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War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (2012)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Engrossing account of the Civil War at sea. Despite the title, McPherson focuses overwhelmingly on the Union side, showing the frustrations of maintaining their blockade of Southern ports and operations on the Mississippi River. Coordinating land-sea operations with the Army stan...
Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (2008)
4.02 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: An interesting new approach to civil war history focusing exclusively on the documented role of Lincoln as actual commander in chief, directing strategic planning and decision making. Since I have read so many histories of the war, a fair amount of this material was not new. How...
Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief (2014)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Civil War scholar and Pulitzer winning (“Battle Cry of Freedom” 1988) author James M McPherson has taken a fresh look at a subject with whom he is eminently familiar: the life and times of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. With open minds in short supply these days the auth...
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