The Leaders of the Union: The Lives and Legacies of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and William Tecumseh Sherman (Illustrated Edition)
*Includes pictures of each leader, and important people, places, and events in their lives. *Includes an original introduction for each leader.*Includes a bibliography for each leader.*Includes a Table of ContentsDespite the fact that the Civil War began over 150 years ago, it remains one of the most widely discussed topics in America today, with Americans arguing over its causes, reenacting its famous battles, and debating which general was better than others. Americans continue to be fascinated by the Civil War icons who made the difference between victory and defeat in the war's great battles, and historians still debate the causes of the Union victory in the war. While there is still much debate, all agree that the Union's three greatest leaders were President Abraham Lincoln and his top generals, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman.Abraham Lincoln (18091865) is one of the most famous Americans in history and one of the countrys most revered presidents. Schoolchildren can recite the life story of Lincoln, the Westerner who educated himself and became a self made man, rising from lawyer to leader of the new Republican Party before becoming the 16th President of the United States. Lincoln successfully navigated the Union through the Civil War but didnt live to witness his crowning achievement, becoming the first president assassinated when he was shot at Fords Theater by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865. In the 19th century, one of the surest ways to rise to prominence in American society was to be a war hero, like Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison. But few would have predicted such a destiny for Hiram Ulysses Grant (1822-1885), who had been a career soldier with little experience in combat and a failed businessman when the Civil War broke out in 1861. 4 years later, the man would be known by a different name, and held in a far different light.William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820February 14, 1891) holds a unique position in American history. Synonymous with barbarity in the South, Sherman is lauded as a war hero in the North, and modern historians consider him the harbinger of total war. As a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (186165), Sherman was recognized for his outstanding command of military strategy but criticized for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States, especially in 1864 and 1865. Military historian B. H. Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general."The Leaders of the Union: The Lives and Legacies of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and William Tecumseh Sherman covers the lives and records of each man, while analyzing the legacies they left behind. Along with pictures of the three, and important people, places, and events in their lives, you will learn about the Leaders of the Union like you never have before, in no time at all.
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