The great task remaining : the third year of Lincoln's war / William Marvel

Author(s): Marvel, William
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Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
United States--Politics and government--1861-1865--Decision making
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Military leadership
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: xv, 430 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: List Of Illustrations And Maps
Preface
PART I. When Peace Was Far Away
1. An Army Stretched Out on the Hills 3
2. The Road Unknown 40
3. The Clear and Present Danger of Democracy 74
PART II. Long, Too Long America
4. Toward Getty's Town 109
5. Uncle Sam Says You're the One 145
6. Take Increased Devotion 182
PART III. Make No Parley
7. Armies Like Ghosts on Hills 221
8. The War Will Never Be Done 258
9. God Alone Can Claim It 296
Epilogue 335
Notes 340
Bibliography 386
Sources And Acknowledgments 413
Index 416
Notes: LCCN: 2009029921
ISBN: 9780618990641
ISBN: 061899064X
Includes bibliographical references (p. [386]-412) and index
Summary: Analyzes major battles of the third year of the Civil War--including Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg--as recounted by first-hand witnesses, surveying their views on whether the war's goals justified its costs
OCLC Number: 429634719
ISBN/ISSN: 9780618990641
061899064X