Winfield Scott Hancock

Winfield Scott Hancock

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A’Essential for Civil War collections.A“ A‘Choice A’Highly readable . . . An important addition to 19th century American history as well as Civil War literature.A“ A‘AmericaA•s Civil War A’The definitive work on the life of Winfield Scott Hancock.A“ A‘Blue and Gray Magazine A’Detailed, well-written and thoroughly documented.A“ A‘The Journal of American History This compelling biography presents the colorful life of A’Hancock the Superb, A“ one of the most important commanders in the American Civil War. A major figure at battles such as Gettysburg And The Wilderness, Hancock also figured in the Plains Indians wars, was a controversial Reconstructionist commander of New Orleans, and just missed gaining the Presidency in 1880. HancockA•s life is a unique reflection of AmericaA•s history for much of the 19th century. David M. Jordan recounts his tale with sympathy and verve, and brings Hancock superbly to life for our times.Finally, Hancock advised the committee members that he did in fact accept their nomination, adding that aquot;as soon as time permits me to give the subject that careful attention ... His was essentially a passive role; he would not make speeches or write articles or tour the country. ... They come here from all parts of the country, even from Arkansas and Texas, to tell me how many votes they can command.

Title:Winfield Scott Hancock
Author:David M. Jordan
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1995-11


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